End of an Era: Chef Hermann on Ending Cooking Show, Remarkable Career & Gratitude for Northern Michigan

Chef Hermann aired the last episode of his cooking show here on 9&10 News Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

But before he finished that last dish, he sat down with 9&10’s Xavier Hershovitz to look back, laugh and share his gratitude for Northern Michigan.

“Everything has a cycle in life and this cycle is complete,” Chef Hermann said. Cooking With Chef Hermann: Seared Tuna With Mango And Cilantro Aioli

His ever popular ‘Cooking with Chef Hermann’ is coming to an end.

“It was high time,” Chef Hermann said. “Who wants to see an old guy on TV?”

So many of us grew up watching Chef Hermann in the kitchen whipping up something tasty each and every week.

In fact, he’s been on the air so long here, we can’t even figure out exactly how long it’s been.

“Unbelievable,” Chef Hermann said.

My estimate is nearly 30 years.

“The time goes so fast, especially when you do something you enjoy,” Chef Hermann said.

It started as an idea from our owner, and chef’s friend, Mario.

“We did it in my house mostly, and he was sitting on the kitchen table having a glass of wine,” Chef Hermann said.

Then it became a way for him to promote his famous Cadillac restaurant, which he sold earlier this year.

But, above all, it also became a way for him to share his passion.

“I try very hard to pick recipes that are not too complicated so you can do it at home and enhance your repertoire without spending too much time on it and still have the flavor,” Chef Hermann said.

Over the years, Chef Hermann created an undeniable bond with the people of Northern Michigan.Chef Hermann

“It comes back to the genuine love for things you’re doing,” Chef Hermann said. “And it shows through somehow. I can’t explain it.”

While he can’t explain it, it’s a bond he is grateful for.

“I have to be honest with you, I never expected this, I’m really humbled,” Chef Hermann said. “I’m really, really grateful. As simple as that. Really, really grateful.”

Although he’s hanging up his 9&10 chef hat…

“I’m semi-retired,” Chef Hermann said. “You can never retire from a passion. You can’t.”

He’ll never stop cooking.

On behalf of everyone in Northern Michigan, we’ll miss you chef.

You can watch Chef Hermann’s last segment, by clicking here. 

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