Michael Sichel

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HometownValhalla, NY ProfessionExecutive Chef, Galatoire's Restaurant Culinary EducationA.O.S. Culinary Arts, Hyde Park, NYFavorite Simple Fall Dessert RecipeChocolate Chipwich

After overcoming cancer at the age of 26, Chef Michel Sichel spent more than 13 years honing his cooking skills in Provence, France and in the kitchens of notable restaurants including Rubicon with Traci des Jardins in San Francisco and Gotham Bar & Grill with Alfred Portale in New York. He moved to New Orleans in 2004 where he had the opportunity to shadow some of the city’s best chefs and is currently Executive Chef at Galatoire’s, a 105 year-old New Orleans landmark and James Beard award-winning restaurant.