Sam Zien

Does Virtual Events:
TV Show: Yes
Cookbook: Yes
Restaurant: No
Cuisine: American
Fee Range: $10,000 – $20,000

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A self-proclaimed “everyman of television cooking”, Chef Sam Zien caters to a less experienced audience looking to make an easy but delicious meal. His series Sam the Cooking Guy is shot in his own home, and actually began as a two-minute segment on San Diego’s Fox affiliate XETV-TDT. Although the show has experienced tremendous success, Zien originally planned to create a travel show as opposed to a cooking show; however, after the September 11 attack in 2001, Zien was forced to reevaluate his idea. Deciding instead to create a cooking series for the everyday viewer, he produced his own test screening with no prior culinary training or experience. After being initially rejected from various industry experts, he sent it into two local television stations where he finally received an acceptance. In 2005, his two-minute show became a 30-minute show when it moved to County Television Network in San Diego, and eventually spread to other cities as it became more recognized, receiving numerous Regional Emmys along the way. Zien finally received his big break when Discovery Health Channel decided to include his show in their network, giving it the name Just Cook This with Sam the Cooking Guy.

With 14 Emmys under his belt, it is no surprise that Zien is also a popular culinary writer and well-known celebrity chef. He has written three cookbooks, the first published in 2008 entitled Just a Bunch of Recipes, the second in 2010 named Awesome Recipes and Kitchen Shortcuts, and the third called Just Grill This! in 2011. More recently, Zien debuted his online cooking show The Sam Livecast in 2011, eventually switching to a live-to-tape format due to its popularity.

A respected celebrity chef speaker with numerous awards and cookbooks to his name, Zien aims to provide his audience with all the tools necessary to create efficient and tasty meals.

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