Andrew Zimmern is a chef, writer, teacher, world traveler and story-teller extraordinaire. Best known for his award-winning Travel Channel series, Zimmern has explored cultures in more than 170 countries, promoting acceptance and understanding through food.
Zimmern will share his personal story of addiction and recovery – experiences that transformed his life and continue to influence how he makes his way through the world.
A native New Yorker, Zimmern moved to the Twin Cities nearly three decades ago seeking treatment at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. After rebuilding his life around sobriety, Zimmern found success as a television personality on Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise. He has won four James Beard awards, written four books and is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Babson College. He is the founder of both Intuitive Content, a television and digital production company, and Passport Hospitality, a restaurant and food service development company. He is devoted to his charitable endeavors and sits on the board of directors for Services for the UnderServed and Taste of the NFL.
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Coffman Memorial Union Theater