Andrew Zimmern net worth and salary: Andrew Zimmern is an American TV personality, chef, food writer, and teacher who has a net worth of $8 million. Andrew Zimmern has earned his net worth as co-creator, host, and consulting producer of the TV series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, which airs on the Travel Channel. Zimmern enjoys traveling around the world exploring food in its own native region, wherever it is found. He also the host of another show called "Dining with Death" which provides you with information about foods that could cause death. Andrew was born in New York City on July 4, 1961. He is a James Beard Award-winning chef. He was raised in a Jewish family and at the age of 14 he began formal culinary training. He is a graduate from Vassar College, and has contributed in some of New York's finest restaurants, as an executive chef or general manger.
Zimmern suffered from severe alcohol and drug addiction that resulted in him being homeless for about a year, surviving only by selling women's purses. However in 1992, he relocated to Minnesota, and he checked himself into the Hazelden Treatment Center for drug and alcohol addiction. Today he is a volunteer at the facility. After his rehabilitation he went on to be a very successful executive chef at the Cafe Un Deux Trois in Minneapolis's Foshay Tower. During his four and a half year career at the Cafe, his menus received high praise and ratings from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Minnesota Monthly, and the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.
Andrew Zimmern Salary
What is Andrew Zimmern's salary per episode of Bizarre Foods? $35,000
Today Zimmern lives in Edina, Minnesota, with his wife and their son, Noah. He is a contributing editor and award-winning monthly columnist at Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and a senior editor at Delta Sky Magazine. His freelance writing has appeared in several national and international publications. He is an international spokesman for both Travel Leaders and Elite Destination Homes. Zimmern is a contributor to the meal adventure guide by supermarket chain Super Target. Zimmern had an extensive radio career that was widely popular in the Twin Cities. His shows were Chowhounds, The Andrew Zimmern Show, and Food Court with Andrew Zimmern. In addition Andrew was the food features reporter for Minneapolis's Fox 9 News program.
Zimmern has been a guest chef at many national charity events, food festivals, and galas including Food and Wine Magazine's Aspen Festival, The Twin Cities Food and Wine Experience, and the James Beard House in New York City. In the fall of 2002 he traveled, gave lectures and demonstrations on Chinese cuisine as an honored guest of the People's Republic of China. Zimmern wrote a book called The Bizarre Truth: How I Walked out the Door Mouth First…and Came Back Shaking My Head, which is a collection of his food and travel stories from around the world. The book was published by Broadway Books in 2009.