About Amy

Chef Amy Sherman

Amy Sherman is the host of the Great American Brew Trail, a television show that shares the ins and outs, ups and downs, and amazing tastes of the American craft beer scene.  Amy gets the inside story on some of our country's most popular breweries, one pint at a time.  

After graduating from Aquinas College with a degree in Sociology and Political Science, Amy found her true calling in the kitchen.  With almost 20 years in the industry, she has done every job a restaurant has to offer.  From ravioli runner, to prep, to line cook, wood fired oven operator, pastry chef, manager, even waitress, Amy knows the business.  

For the past 10 years, Amy has been teaching cooking classes in the Grand Rapids area.   She has taught at the Spartan Culinary Classroom, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Health Partners, Metro Health Hospital, Spectrum Health Hospital,  and Meijer Gardens.  A longtime advocate of the local food movement, Amy has hosted many classes, discussions and events at area farms.  She has been a presenter and panel member at numerous events, including the Michigan Restaurant Association's yearly conference.   Founder of the local chapter of Slow Food, Amy was selected as a delegate to the international Terra Madre conference in Italy in 2010.

Amy's love of beer started in college with her first attempts at home brewing.  As the craft beer movement grew, so did Amy's interest in it.  Her love of beer is a natural extension of her love of food, and all things hand crafted.    Join her on her journey across the USA, tasting her way across America, sharing the unique stories of the brewers, owners and chefs and the amazing products they are making every day.  And if you don't catch her on the trail, you can join her in the kitchen or at the table: either on television or in one of her unique classes.   

1 comment:

  1. Amy, I'm Ted Badgerow - fellow Aquinas alum and current professional brewer at the Ypsi Alehouse. You may remember me from your Aquinas event a few years ago. Recently features as "Michigan's Pioneer Craft Brewer" on the cover of the MBG, in the Freep with a full spread, and in documentary films of early craft brewers. Would you consider having our beers at the May 12 event? Would be good to see you again. ted@mishigamabrewing.com