Michael Schlow

It’s an understatement to say that Michael Schlow has a passion for food. He began his culinary journey when he traded a baseball scholarship and a 92 mile-an-hour fastball for a set of Wusthof knives and a place at the Academy of Culinary Arts in New Jersey. In 2000, Schlow won the James Beard Award for “Best Chef in the Northeast” and his restaurant Radius in Boston was named “Best New Restaurant” by Food & Wine. His favorite chefs are Craig Shelton, Jean Louis Palladin, and Joel Robuchon. Schlow authored a cookbook in 2005 called It’s About Time, is a regular contributor to culinary publications and has appeared on numerous national cooking shows.

Competing for: Cam Neely Foundation