HOMETOWN: Frederick, Md. – currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
PROFESSION: Chef de Cuisine at The Dining Room, Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa
CULINARY EDUCATION: The Greenbrier Hotel Culinary Apprenticeship Program
FAVORITE SIMPLE SUMMER RECIPE: Soft Poached Egg with Morel Mushrooms, Fava Beans, Jamon Iberico Consommé
Born in Maryland, Michael began working in restaurants at the age of 15 and hasn't worked outside the industry since. He has studied under several celebrity chefs and the majority of his training has been in European fine dining kitchens with an emphasis on modern technique, flavor and presentation. He has been the recipient of several awards including the "AAA 5 Diamond" and "Mobil Award" while serving as Chef de Cuisine at the Dining Room at The Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida as well as a Michelin Star while serving as Chef de Cuisine of Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen in California. In 2009, he was a finalist for the James Beard "Best New Restaurant" award. Michael serves as Chef de Cuisine at Chef de Cuisine of The Dining Room at The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena and describes his cooking style as sophisticated American Cuisine utilizing modern technology and classic disciplines of cooking.
The Latest from Michael
Chicken and Quail
Join Michael Voltaggio as he recreates Brooke's winning dish.
Sockeye Salmon and Seafood Broth
Michael Voltaggio takes you through creating Brooke's winning dish.
Butter Poached Mussels
Michael Voltaggio shows you how to prepare Brooke's winning dish.
Fried Chicken with Hot Sauce
Michael Voltaggio prepares Josh's fried chicken with hot sauce and bleu cheese.
Sour Tamarind Soup
Michael Voltaggio demonstrates how to recreate Sheldon Simeon's co-winning dish.
Michael Voltaggio demonstrates how to recreate Kristin Kish's co-winning dish.
Poached Chicken Breast with Herbs and Miso
Join Michael Voltaggio as he recreates Kristen Kish's winning dish.