Chef Michael Symon cooks with soul.
Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly-flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his four restaurants in America's heartland: Lola, Lolita, Roast and B Spot. He also shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on the Food Network.
Since being named a "Best New Chef" by Food & Wine magazine in 1998, Michael and his restaurants have been awarded numerous honors including Bon Appetit magazine's "Top 10 Best New Burger Joints," SoBe Wine Food Festival's "People's Choice" award, The James Beard Foundation Award for "Best Chef" and Gourmet magazine's list of "America's Best Restaurants."
Michael can be seen on Food Network's Iron Chef, The Next Iron Chef and Food Feuds and also on the Cooking Channel's Cook Like an Iron Chef.
Michael's cookbook, Michael Symon's Live to Cook--Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen, is currently available at most book stores.