Carolina Food Co.
Chef Michael was first influenced in the culinary arts by his father and uncle. With his first job, he began cooking at the age of 14 for The Salvation Army to feed refugees in the 1980’s and homeless people in Pennsylvania. Moving on to work in restaurants throughout the Greater Northeast, he quickly moved into lead positions gaining a great amount of experience over an 8-year period. At that point Chef Michael decided to attend Johnson & Wales where he received a more formal training, obtaining a degree in the Culinary Arts. Following school, he opened and ran several restaurants. In 2014, Chef Michael joined The University of South Carolina within the Athletics department, rebuilding the Training Tables program and has since continued with much success.