George HirschCelebrity chef George Hirsch is at the heart of quality cooking and 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 programs; both on syndicated and public television.
Celebrating his 20th 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 latest television series, George Hirsch Lifestyle released in 2014. In every episode George invites viewers into his home-studio kitchen 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 viewers 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 of the Hamptons.
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.
George 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 monthly contributor writing articles and recipes for Hoffman Media’s new Good Cents Cooking magazine featuring technique with seasonal affordable 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, Babybuggy.org.
Prior to his national television series, George was the host of a weekly television segment on News 12 Long Island. He has been on many local and national talk shows, such as The Today Show, Fox & Friends Weekend Today, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly, MSNBC, and CNBC to name a few.
George has made appearances at numerous events for major corporations. He has also served as a media and product development consultant, and corporate spokesperson. He is widely recognized as one of the most influential media talents, a visionary in food and lifestyle, and was recently recognized #8 of the top 50 Hamptons Power List.
George resides in the Hamptons in New York.