As a history maker, Michael opened the first black chef owned restaurant in Greer, SC. Growing up, he didn’t see black men in the newspapers. Today, Chef Michael desires to be that inspiration for young talent generations from now. He strives to combine the relatability of where he’s come from with the profound success of where he is now and where he’s going. His aspirations sit at a humble place where chefs can look up to him, and Michael can still look up to other chefs.
Michael studied at the Culinary Institute of the Carolina’s and Cornell University. His wide range of extensive training has allowed him to travel all over the country. From private dining for celebrities to corporate holiday events, Michael’s elite culinary education shines through the cohesive flavors of each dish. His mastery in customizing unique dining experiences for each unique client and his passion for lifelong learning sets Chef Michael apart from the rest.