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.
The Latest from Michael
After the Knife: Michael Sichel
Michael’s Halloween dish might’ve been too spooky.
Lea Michele's Halloween Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 5: After being 'foiled' during the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs spook vegetarian Lea Michele.
Lea Michele's Spooktacular Challenge
Ep 5: Guest judge Lea Michele hosts a costume party and shares some of her favorite foods for the chefs to make.
Good Morning, Vietnam
Ep 4: Emeril Lagasse and guest judge Eddie Huang give the chefs a Vietnamese tour of New Orleans.
Commandeering Commander's Palace
Ep 3: The cheftestants replicates iconic dishes at the legendary Commander's Palace.
Ready, Set, Gumbo!
For their first Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants work overnight to perfect dishes for legendary Chef, Leah Chase.
Gumbo and Food Truck Challenges - The Dishes
Ep 2: The chefs compete in their first Quickfire Challenge.