Andrew Zimmern

Past Awardees

2020 // Andrew Zimmern, TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate

2019 // Ricky Byrd, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee; Former guitarist with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

2017 // Jason Wahler, Host, Actor and TV Personality

2016 // Michael Botticelli, The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

2015 // Greg Williams, The Anonymous People

2014 // Chris Herren, The Herren Project

2013 // Kristen Johnston, Emmy Award-Winning Actress

Andrew Zimmern

2020 Voice of Recovery

Andrew Zimmern is an Emmy and four-time James Beard Award winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate. In February 2020, Andrew returned to television with What’s Eating America, which premiered on MSNBC, and in 2021, he will premiere Family Dinner on Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network. Both shows were created by Intuitive Content, the full-service television and digital production company that Andrew heads as both founder and CEO. As the creator, Executive Producer and Host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’sDriven by Food and Emmy Award winning The Zimmern List, he has devoted his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. Andrew is also the founder and CEO of Passport Hospitality, a restaurant and food service development company. He is passionate about his philanthropic endeavors and sits on the board of directors of Services for the UnderServed, Project Explorer/EXPLR, and Soigne Hospitality. He serves on City Harvest’s Food Council and is the International Rescue Committee’s Voice for Nutrition. Andrew is a founding member of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, fighting to save restaurants affected by Covid-19. He resides in Minneapolis.

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