Chef/Owner (Boston, MA)
With restaurants spanning the country, Michael Schlow is one of the most influential and respected chef/restaurateurs in America today. His ability to capture a variety of global cuisines and techniques has led to appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters”, “The Today Show”, “Good Morning America”, “The Rachel Ray Show”, “CBS This Morning”, “Nightline”, and Food Network. He’s been the recipient of many awards including being named Best Chef in the Northeast by the James Beard Foundation, Best Chef in the Country by Sante Magazine, as well as the Culinary Award of Excellence given out by Robert Mondavi to only 6 recipients a year.
Schlow has spent his life cultivating his craft, learning the restaurant business the old-fashioned way, from the bottom up. Starting as a dishwasher at age 14, Schlow has excelled at every position in the industry. He worked his way up through some of the best restaurants in the world, and now as owner and concept creator, has shown the ability to continually produce restaurants that are critical, as well as financial successes.
His restaurants have been recognized as some of the best in the world by Esquire, Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, and Gourmet.
He is the author of It’s About Time: Great Recipes for Everyday Life (Steerforth) and is regularly requested to appear and speak about the restaurant and hospitality industry.