James Beard award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer Andrew Zimmern will join MNA Members as the keynote speaker at the Friday, January 25 luncheon at the MNA Convention. Be sure to purchase a Friday luncheon ticket to be a part of this event.
Don’t miss his talk, “FOOD : A Global Perspective on the State of our Food Life.” Zimmern takes you with him for a whirlwind tour of his world travels, informing and entertaining as he connects the audience to both his “boots on the ground” experience and his philosophies of both food and life. His amazing stories cover everything from the great global food scene to how you really can change the planet one meal at a time, as he’s experienced firsthand breaking bread (or other things!) with people from Syria and China to Cuba and the Kalahari desert. Inspiring, enlightening and always entertaining, Zimmern shows that the world is truly getting smaller, and that the best place to learn about it and other cultures, is at the dinner table, not in a museum.
Zimmern is a James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer, teacher and is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the cocreator, host and consulting producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World, he travels the globe, exploring food in its own terroir. From world class restaurants to street carts and jungle markets, it’s all about discovering and sharing the authentic experience.
Zimmern is a contributing editor and award-winning monthly columnist at Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and a senior editor at Delta Sky Magazine. As a freelance journalist, his work has appeared in numerous national and international publications including Food and Wine and Saveur.