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First Name

Andrew

Last Name

Harris

Nickname

diningsleuth

Board of Directors

Director / Culinary Advisor

Organization

SoCal Restaurant Show

My Website

http://www.socalrestaurantshow.com

Bio

Andrew Harris, the show runner, executive producer and co-host for “The SoCal Restaurant Show” heard on Saturday mornings in Southern California, is a veteran specialty radio show producer. Harris also is an accredited food, wine & travel journalist.

Before rejoining the 50,000 watt AM 830 KLAA in late 2012 he produced (starting in 1998) popular, and long running, food radio shows previously heard on KFI-AM 640, TalkRadio 790 KABC, and KFWB News 980.

Andrew Harris is a recognized authority on the dining scene in Southern California. For 17 years (concluding in 2008) he wrote the “Dateline” Los Angeles column covering area restaurant and chef happenings in Los Angeles and Orange Counties for “Beard Bites” now published biweekly as an e-newsletter by the prestigious James Beard Foundation (the producers of the annual James Beard Foundation Awards, the recognized Oscars of the food world.)

Harris’ earlier background was as a respected, hands-on food and beverage professional. His career highlight then was orchestrating in 1983 and 1984 the completion of the food service plan for feeding the public at all of the twenty-three ticketed venues hosting competitions for the 1984 Olympics as an employee of The Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. Food and beverage revenue alone from the spectators totaled over $11 million and 5.8 million guests were served.

Primary focus of my work

Food, Travel, Wine

How My Work Is Published

Broadcast

Other Associations

James Beard Foundation