Gastronaut, artist and seven time Guinness World Record holder Bob Blumer is the creator and host of the television series Surreal Gourmet, and  Glutton for Punishment, and a producer and host of World’s Weirdest Restaurants. His shows air on various networks in over twenty countries world-wide.

Bob has written five acclaimed cookbooks and is the co-author of the best-selling Pizza on the Grill, (just released in its second edition). His most recent book Glutton for Pleasure: signature recipes, epic stories and surreal etiquette was summed up by Publisher’s Weekly as “Equal parts memoir, lavish art book, multi-genre soundtrack and culinary tour de force.”

Bob has been an ambassador for Second Harvest in Toronto for five years, and helps to raise funds for several other noble causes. He is an active shareholder in Victoria Spirits, a boutique gin distillery based on Vancouver Island. He also makes personal appearances and presents his signature surreal meals around the globe. In 2013 he returned to his artistic roots, creating a show of 25 surreal wine glasses and decanters that he exhibited in Napa, CA, and designing a Surreal Gourmet Suite for Toronto’s legendary Gladstone Hotel. When he is not traveling for work or pleasure—which is most of the time—the transplanted Canadian cycles daily in the canyons near his home in the Hollywood Hills, doing his best to stay in shape for his next big adventure.