Andrew Zimmern


A four-time James Beard award-winner, a chef, a writer, and teacher who has traveled to more than 150 countries - Andrew is best known for his Travel Channel series, but he will tell you his life is about demonstrating and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding. He has written three books, appears monthly in Delta Sky magazine, is a Chef-in-Residence at Food & Wine magazine, and an entrepreneur in residence emeritus at Babson College's prestigious Lewis Institute.

Patrick Weiland

VP, Development

Patrick Weiland is a three-time Emmy Award winning producer of prime time network news and reality programming with more than 20 years experience. As VP of Development, Weiland has led creation of several series including "The Zimmern List" for Scripps Networks, "Curious Cures" for Travel Channel as well as numerous other projects currently in development. Prior to that he was director of the long running series, "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" for Travel Channel.

Tacy Mangan

VP, Production

Tacy has been a producer, showrunner, writer and manager in television and media for more than three decades. She was most recently Director of Production for The Zimmern List and was the series producer for the first five seasons of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, both on Travel Channel. Her work has appeared on national cable networks including Discovery, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, History Channel, HGTV, Food Network and MSNBC. Her achievements include a National Daytime Emmy, a national Peabody Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award and the Carnegie Medal of Excellence.

Dusti Kugler

General Manager

With an amazing palate for everything from potato chips to foie gras, Dusti Kugler has been running the world of all things Andrew Zimmern for the last 12 years. Today, Dusti oversees all three of Andrew's businesses: Food Works, the brand and digital company; Passport Hospitality, the restaurant consulting group; and Intuitive Content. Her earlier job credits included food and prop stylist, and owner and operator of a successful catering company in Chicago.

Thomas G. Lemmer

Series Producer

Thomas G. Lemmer is a writer and producer of award-winning film, television, and digital content in a variety of genres and formats: food travelogue, experimental narratives, and biographical documentaries. His work as a writer and story producer across the Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern franchise lead to his most recent role: Series Producer of Intuitive Content’s The Zimmern List.