Very few people know as much about food as Andrew Zimmern; he is an American food writer, cook, television personality, and teacher. In his career, he has worked as a presenter, consultant, producer, and co-producer of the television series Bizzare Foods. Learn more about this celebrity’s life beyond what you already know about him and his cooking.
Andrew Zimmern’s Bio
The celebrity chef and host of the show “Bizzare Foods” were born on 5 July 1961 in New York City as the son of a Jewish family. His birth name is Andrew Scott Zimmern and he was born to Robert Zimmern (father) and Caren Zimmern (mother). He studied at Dalton School, where he graduated and attended Vassar College.
From a very young age, Andrew was interested in food and the art of cooking, so at the age of 14, he began attending courses for his first culinary training and at that time became known and respected as an ambitious boy who was passionate about what he loved – cooking.
As we learned, life was not exactly rosy for Andrew, he had his own fair share of hardships and hard life, probably thanks to his alcohol addiction. At one time, the New York celebrity chef became penniless and had no place to live. But in all these troubles, even if they were apparently self-inflicted, he never lost sight of his life’s ambitions and made up for his intentions to lead a successful life by undergoing rehabilitation for alcohol addiction.
He was rehabilitated at the Hazelden Treatment Center for medication and liquor addiction in Minnesota and his life became new. Today, he also volunteers at the center, helping others rise from what he once fell to.
Andrew has lectured at a school for social research and restaurant management, and he is the host of Feasting with Death, a program that teaches viewers about unhealthy foods that can weaken their health and lead to death.
He has worked in some of New York’s best restaurants either as a chef or as a general manager. Andrew Zimmern has received the James Beard Award and received the highest ratings for his menu from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Minnesota Monthly.
Cooking is not everything the celebrity chef masters. He is also a prolific writer and has written for many best-selling magazines. Andrew has also earned a reputation as a journalist, having published numerous literary articles for many international and national newspapers. He is also a radio presenter and has gained popularity with Andrew Zimmern with his show Food Court.
The food industry is big business, regardless of which side of the industry you are on; whether in the agricultural part, distribution, or processing. Even more so, those who process various agricultural products into a nutritious whole meal. Andrew Zimmern is on this side of the food industry and over the years has been well rewarded for his cooking skills. The chef is worth about $5 million according to online sources.
Family: Wife And Son, Is He Gay?
Andrew Zimmern is a married man. The cook is married to Rishia Haas Zimmern, whom he met while attending a food college in Minnesota. Rishia was the school’s kitchen stockist when Andrew ran into her. Soon after, they began to interact with each other and enjoyed spending time together.
Their love continued to be nurtured for a year as they went out together despite the great age difference between them. On December 16, 2002, they were married in Minneapolis St. Paul in a ceremony well attended by their family and close friends. Many of their family members missed the ceremony but honored a large homecoming party that took place the following year.
Their marriage has since been blessed with a child, a son born three years after their marriage. His name is Noah Zimmern, and his birth has made their marriage in no small measure even happier. The family of three currently lives in Minnesota.
Andrew himself is not a gay man, as he is married and has one child. However, he is a man who has had a number of male gay parents, as he explained in a tweet he posted on his Twitter handle @andrewzimmern on January 28, 2018. However, it turned out that he was not influenced by the sexuality of his parents, as he is a heterosexual man.