After Fyre and Tiger King, Chris Smith has put his name in a four-part docuseries called Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives that dropped on Netflix on 16 March 2022.
The show explores how the runaway fugitive Sarma Melngailis, aka the Queen of Vegan Cuisine, ran one of the hottest restaurants in New York, a raw-food vegan place called Pure Food and Wine for years. That is of course before she ended up defrauding her employees and running from law enforcement. Jim Switzer, who used to work there as the operations manager, shared his experiences from that time Bad Vegan. And viewers now have been wondering what has he been up to since the incident, which you may discover in this ‘Jim Switzer Bio’.
Jim Switzer On Bad Vegan
Jim Switzer had been working as an online marketing specialist for Coalmarch Productions for a little over three years when he got hired as the operations manager at Pure Food and Wine in June 2010.
At this point, the restaurant was being run by Sarma and she seemed very passionate about taking the restaurant to new heights. Then, towards the end of 2011, Sarma began dating Anthony Strangis, who was known to everyone else as Shane Fox.
On Bad Vegan, Jim tells that Anthony was introduced to him as a school friend of Sarma. He goes on to reveal that, at the time, the company was doing well, with about $7 million of gross sales per year before things took a turn for the worse.
In 2014, Jim learned that $90 thousand of the restaurant’s funds were transferred somewhere in New Hampshire, and Anthony was living there at the time. Jim shared at this point, Anthony would come by and act like he was the boss when Sarma was away.
So one day, Jim confronted Sarma with the money transfer, saying that he felt like she was stealing from the employees. He was finding it difficult to make payroll or pay bills. Meanwhile, Sarma encounters Jim that she could do whatever she pleased with the money. Following the exchange, Jim was fired from the job in April 2014.
Bad Vegan also tells its viewers that Jim’s replacement was another employee who was not acquainted with accounting. According to this person, Anthony had asked him to bring the restaurant’s cash receipts to a bank several times in 2014.
So in this way, while Jim moved on to work for a consulting company, Sarma’s diner closed down temporarily in 2014.
Jim Switzer Job Today
Today on his LinkedIn, Jim Switzer writes he is an operations specialist with a history of managing operations from start-up to multi-unit success. He also goes on to boast that he is a customer service-driven manager with a record of managing great service teams; that he has expertise in opening new business locations, managing budgets, and client and customer service communication.
After leaving his job at Sarma’s, Jim worked as a director of operations at Blackwood Hospitality from October 2014 through May 2017.
Another three years (2016 – 2019) Jim was the operations specialist for Pen to Plate, a restaurant design and development firm.
Jim Switzer Age
Every year, the 19th of August marks Jim Switzer’s birthday making him a Leo. On this day in 2021, he likely turned 51 years old.
Is Jim Switzer Married?
Jim Switzer claimed to be ‘single’ over Facebook as of the time of this writing. If he was married in the past, he has been very cautious to not give any scoops of it away.
Jim Switzer Education
Jim Switzer studied Spanish Literature at the University of North Texas from 1991 to 1993. Again, from 2000 through 2006, he studied Literature at North Carolina State University.
Not letting the 50s stop him, he enrolled in a B.A. in Liberal Studies program at the Oregon State University in September 2020; was expected to graduate in September 2022.
Where Is Jim Switzer From?
Jim hails from his hometown of Del Rio, Texas. Although currently (2022) he could be found based in Rosendale, New York.
What Do We Know About Jim Switzer Family?
By the look of Jim’s tweet from back in 2010 and 2011, he used to have an estranged kind of relationship with his father. “My father has called me three times in fifteen years. One of them was today. My family is getting smaller”, read a tweet from back on 31 December 2010. His father had likely called him for Christmas/New Year’s.
Then, one more time in June the same year he mentioned speaking to his father and receiving “great news”.
In May 2011, Jim mentioned a special day with the “Switzer family”. His uncle Steven A Switzer was given full honors at Arlington National, at the time.
Jim also happens to have a relative named Lyndallswitzer Switzer of Bulverde, Texas.
Is Jim Switzer On IG And Facebook?
Jim Switzer could not be found on IG but was active on ‘Jim Switzer’ Facebook as of 17 March 2022.
Jim also has been on Twitter @jimswitzer since 2007.