Hometown: Stockton, CA
Profession: Line cook at Wine and Roses restaurant in Lodi, CA
Education: California Culinary Academy
Michael is hysterically funny, extremely open, and so alarmingly blatant that it is hard to believe he ever gets serious. As a line cook at Wine and Roses Restaurant in Lodi, CA, and a former bar owner, this is one chef who has the experience and personality to grab attention. He credits his grandmother as one of the chefs that he admires most, and feels that people will underestimate him throughout the competition.
Michael likes to joke around with just about everyone, but when it comes to the kitchen, he's all business.