Bizarre Foods’ Star to Head Philanthropic Chef Program
Foodie Tout, Inc. announced today that Andrew Zimmern has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors for a two-year term.
A three-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, award-winning writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern (andrewzimmern.com) is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the culinary world. Creator, Executive Producer and Host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World, and the latest series, Bizarre Foods America, Andrew has explored cultures in more than 90 countries and shines the spotlight on impactful ways to think about, create, and live with food. In 1997, Andrew founded the multi-media production company Food Works, which develops and manages content, as well as oversees production and distribution for all of Andrew’s media endeavors. Andrew and Food Works are executive producers on Bizarre Foods America, Appetite For Life (MSN) and his latest launches: a weekly podcast titled Go Fork Yourself with Andrew Zimmern and Molly Mogren and Delta Dish, the team’s latest webisode offering for Delta Airlines. In fall 2014, he is launching his first line of hand-crafted cookware, tools and accessories with Chef’s Catalog and also co-owns Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen, a quick service concept that initiated as a food truck in 2012 and has since expanded to include a stall at Target Field.
Foodie Tout CEO, Karen Foley said, “We are both honored and excited to have Andrew on the Board. He has an instinctive quality to spot trends that is unequaled in the industry. His business acumen is stellar, and when we first met Andrew in Minnesota over 20 years ago he was charting his current course.”
As a Foodie Tout, Inc. Board Member, Mr. Zimmern brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the company and will oversee the company’s Philanthropic endeavors along with offering branding and marketing input.
“Andrew has a long history of giving back to the community and is passionate about being involved,” stated Ms. Foley. “As the Director of the Philanthropic Chef program, he will be encouraging other Chefs and restrauteurs to support their local non-profit food related programs utilizing crowd funding on FoodieCrowdFunding.com, one of Foodie Tout’s platforms.” Currently Mr. Zimmern is supporting Homeward Bound’s Fresh Start Culinary program on FoodieCrowdFunding.com which assists folks getting back into the work force with a 16 culinary training program that also assists in job placement. As Mr. Zimmern passionately states, “Help us put the unemployed through cooking school, put jobs back into our community, and help make a difference in a person’s life. The most important thing we can do on this planet is to help our fellow humans out.”
About Foodie Tout, Inc.
Foodie Tout is a food business accelerator that bridges the divide between brick and mortar and the Internet. Based in the Epicurean Epicenter of the U.S, at the crossroads where “farm to table” meets “click and mortar”, The company focuses on bridging the divide between brick, mortar and the Internet pertaining to food related businesses. Foodie Tout incubates, accelerates, and elevates food related businesses.
From crowd funding to social media management and promotion, to creating new branding and marketing channels, Foodie Tout is the go to firm for food manufacturers, artisan purveyors, restaurateurs and producers of high end culinary products. In short, we are the foodie company.