Jenna Zimmerman

  • Producer
  • Los Angeles
  • Sep 13, 2018
Full time Producer Writer

Personal Summary

Jenna Zimmerman is an Emmy Award-nominated writer, producer, and director.  Over the past 10 years, Jenna has produced some of Food Network’s most popular studio- and field-based shows, including Guy’s Big Bite, Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals, and Tyler’s Ultimate.  Across her career, Jenna has worked closely with clients including Unilever, Miller Lite, and Google.  A passionate food geek, Jenna moved from New York to Los Angeles to champion the unsung heroes of the food world through her production company, The Reiko Lab, and through The Pickle, a multimedia content platform which she co-founded to build stronger, more sustainable food systems. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Jenna was a principal producer at Pre-Sliced Productions, which she co-founded after six years at Food Network.  Jenna is a nine-time (and counting) James Beard Foundation Awards judge.

Work Experience

Culinary Producer
Aug 2006 - Dec 2011 Food Network

Produced and directed A-list celebrity chefs on set in the studio and field for some of Food Network's most popular programs. Managed recipes, menus, scripts, schedules, guest talent, and culinary team.

Producer
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015 Pre-Sliced Productions

Produced and directed A-list celebrity chefs on set in the studio and field for popular broadcast network television. Managed production from initial development stages through pitching, pre-production including script writing and scheduling, on-set production and direction in a leadership role, and post-production supervision through final delivery. Closely worked with clients including Miller Lite, Food Network, and Cooking Channel.

Executive Producer
Jan 2016 - Sep 2018 The Reiko Lab

Write, develop, and produce short- and long-form video content as well as live events for clients including PBS, Airbnb, and Google, with a focus on sustainable lifestyle content.

Education

Business Administration
Aug 2002 - May 2006 University of Southern California
Culinary Techniques
Jun 2009 - Sep 2009 French Culinary Institute