CIA Graduate, '80—CEC; certified executive chef, CCE; certified culinary educator, AAC; Member American Academy of Chefs
TV Host, producer, five-time cookbook author
Celebrity Chef George Hirsch is at the heart of quality cooking & lifestyle in-and-out of his Hampton's home kitchen—sharing his deep culinary knowledge and well-honed techniques for the at-home cook and better living lifestyle enthusiast.
George is the host and executive producer of his national cooking & lifestyle television shows. Best known for his down-to-earth guy-next-door personality, George has been welcomed into millions of homes around the world through his informative and entertaining TV programs; both on syndicated and public television. As an expert TV producer in food and lifestyle TV production, he serves as a judge for the The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Daytime Emmy® Awards.
Celebrating his 22nd anniversary since the launch of his ground breaking-TV series on public television, George Hirsch as executive producer and TV host, was the first production company to take cooking outside the indoor studio. His shows transformed the way cooking and lifestyle was perceived to millions of viewers and consumers. You may say he changed outdoor lifestyle forever. And it all began with the phrase, “If I can do it, you can do it!”
His TV series, George Hirsch Lifestyle is seen on PBS, PublicTV and PBS Create TV stations. In every episode George invites you into his home-studio kitchens where he cooks, bakes and even grills his mouthwatering favorite recipes, such as; apple strawberry rhubarb pie, oven-fried garlic chicken and pork tenderloin sliders. George takes you to visit his favorite local places and sources for fresh ingredients—offering his viewers a behind the scenes drop-in on his friends who practice sustainable living in their artisan craft, producers right in the heart wine country and the farmland of the East End of Long Island.
George has paved the way as an inspiration to a well-lived lifestyle. His love for people is evident in his shows as he visits a diverse variety of artisans such as farmers, brewers, vintners, and artists; demonstrating their craft found in the most beautiful unspoiled locations in his Hamptons backyard. George is a multifaceted individual with a positive, compassionate and entertaining personality, which comes across naturally on camera. Chef George’s work on behalf of farmers and good eating has listed him as #6 influencer globally in #farmtotable via Cyber Branding Ltd.
George a multi-award award winning chef has authored five cookbooks ranging from grilling & outdoor cooking, indoor cooking & techniques, and inspirational living-attaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with food. Chef George is also a contributor for Hoffman Media’s Celebrate magazine featuring technique with seasonal cooking for America’s households.
One of Hirsch's most rewarding experiences is being Co-Founder and Chairperson Emeritus of the Chef and Child Foundation, a national program with over 20,000 American chefs dedicated to fighting hunger and emphasizing nutrition among the young. His launch of the Champion of Breakfast program for school age children during the Clinton era is still the model used today. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Culinary Federation, along with recognition internationally for his efforts in eradicating childhood hunger. George currently serves on the advisory council of Jessica Seinfeld’s foundation, Baby Buggy. Chef George was recently honored by Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation’s Soul Kitchen “Wall of Honor” alongside tributes to President Bill Clinton, Tom Colicchio and Mario Batali.
Prior to his national television series, George was the host of a weekly television series on News 12 Long Island. You have seen him on many national news and talk shows, such as The Today Show, Fox & Friends, Weekend Today, Wendy Williams, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly, MSNBC, and CNBC to name a few.
George makes numerous appearances globally for associations and corporations. He also serves as a media and product development consultant, and corporate spokesperson. He is widely recognized as one of the most trusted and influential media talents, a visionary in food and lifestyle, and was recently recognized #24 of the top 50 Hamptons Power List.
George resides in the Hamptons, Long Island, New York.