How Rich Is Andrew Zimmern? Salary, Net worth, Career

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern, an American TV personality and chef, will be the series judge on Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend, which will premiere on Netflix on June 15. In the epic culinary battle, Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend, the prominent figure will participate with James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards panelist, Nilou Motamed.

Iron Chef judge Andrew Zimmern’s net worth.

Andrew Zimmern’s net worth is $14 million as of January 2024, which he earned while working as co-creator, host, and consulting producer of the Travel Channel’s smash television programs Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World, and Bizarre Foods America, among many other shows. He allegedly made $35,000 for each episode of Bizarre Foods. Zimmern, who was raised in a Jewish home, started professional culinary instruction at the age of 14. He worked as an executive chef or general manager at New York’s top restaurants after graduating from Vassar College.

Andrew Zimmern

He began his culinary career as an executive chef at Cafe Un Deux Trois in Minneapolis’ Foshay Tower. He quit in 1997 after four and a half years of service. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Monthly, and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine all praised his café cuisine. He moved on to other eateries and food-related activities after leaving the eatery. In 1997, he joined Food Works, Inc., a company that created food-related content. It also “manages collaborations such as appearances, sponsorships, and charitable initiatives.”

Zimmern launched his food truck, AZ Canteen, in 2012, with a menu that included the following items:

“From Nicaraguan dulce de leche shaved ice to Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors’ Cabrito sausage grinders produced with an unique all-natural goat mix.”

The chef has also written a book. Among his many publications is The Bizarre Truth: Culinary Misadventures Around the Glove, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World of Food: Brains, Bugs, and Blood Sausage, and Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild. Zimmern also sells spice mixes and spices such as Moroccan Moon, Mexican Fiesta, and Mediterranean Magic, among many more flavors. His goods are manufactured and distributed by the firm Badia Spices. He established Lucky Cricket in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, in November 2018.

Andrew Zimmern

Regarding Andrew Zimmern’s media endeavors

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern debuted on the Travel Channel in 2006. From 2006 until 2018, the program broadcast 147 episodes and lasted for 13 seasons, highlighting a certain country’s cuisine and how it is sourced, cooked, presented and enjoyed. Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World and Bizarre Foods America were spin-offs that aired in 2009 and 2012, respectively. He has also presented various other series as a host, including Dining with Death, The Zimmern List, and What’s Eating America.


He got the James Beard Award for Outstanding TV Food Personality in 2010, and he won it again in 2012, 2013, and 2017. He will now serve as a judge on Iron Chef. On Netflix on June 15, you can see judge Zimmern and the heated struggle of the cooks in Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend.