Restaurant – Quaaout Lodge
Location – Chase, BC
Michael grew up in Whitehorse Yukon and was fortunate to be surrounded by many great influences and people, from a young age. These influential individuals fostered Michaels love for cooking outdoors, fishing and hunting. He graduated from Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and Pastry in Vancouver BC. From there, Michael has worked in a variety of kitchens across the world. Diversification made sure he had a very rounded skill set, by working with French Pastry Shops, Four Seasons Hotel, and Tom Kitchin in Edinburgh. After an extended stint abroad, Michael returned home to British Columbia. For three years, he trained under Chef Scot Jaeger until he discovered his home in Shuswap. Michael now finds himself in one of the most beautiful places in the world, working alongside Executive Chef Chris Whittaker to create magnificent and unique dishes.