Andrew Zimmern doesn’t just jet around the world eating bugs. He also is:


A TV host and producer: The co-creator and host of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” dynasty, including four “Bizarre” shows, a web-only series. He’s also producing the upcoming “The Zimmern List.”


A chef and consultant: Owns AZ Canteen, with outlets at Target Field and U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Investor in Gavin Kaysen’s Spoon and Stable and Wayzata’s Bellecour. He’s on the board of Kaysen’s Soigne Hospitality company. Also consults for other restaurants.


An author and editor: Books: “The Bizarre Truth” (2009), “Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World of Food,” (2011) and “Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild and Wonderful Foods” (2012). Also is chef-in-residence and a contributing editor at Food & Wine magazine and senior editor for Delta Sky Magazine.


An activist: Involved in campaigns to improve government food policies. Active in charitable causes, including homelessness and addiction.


A blogger and retail salesman: hosts his blogs, sales of food and clothing items and an online cooking series, AZ Cooks.


An award winner: Winner of four James Beard Foundation awards. Included in the “30 Most Influential People in Food” by Adweek (2016) and the “Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company (2017).