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Michael Symon

Celebrity Chef and Food Network Personality

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 Michael Symon Biography

Renowned in the culinary world and adored in his hometown of Cleveland, Michael Symon is the chef and owner of critically acclaimed Lola and Lolita restaurants in Cleveland, Ohio. Michael's pedigree started upon graduating from The Culinary Institute of America in New York in 1990. Michael quickly began revitalizing the Cleveland palate, while practicing in some of Cleveland's up and coming restaurants, such as Player's, Picolo Mondo, Giovanni's and The Caxton Caf. In these venues, he found success as well as a loyal following and fan base.

In 1997, Michael opened his own restaurant, Lola, collaborating with his future wife, Liz. Lola opened just west of downtown Cleveland in the community of Historic Tremont, receiving glowing reviews. To compliment Michael's menu, Liz brought an unpretentious elegance to both the design of the restaurant and unique wine selection from lesser-known boutique vineyards that made Lola Cleveland's destination of the year. In 2005, Michael, Liz and Doug Petkovic gave birth to a new concept of Lola so they could open Lolita. They once again revitalized a new section of Cleveland with the re-opening of Lola in the heart of downtown Cleveland on E. 4th St. in 2006, becoming once again, the cornerstone and darling of the Cleveland dining scene.

Michael has earned much attention through the years for his thoughtful cooking style and his attention to detail. He was named National Rising Star by Restaurant Hospitality magazine (May 1997 issue), he was named one of the Top Ten Best New Chefs by Food & Wine magazine (July 1998 issue), America's Best Restaurants in Gourmet magazine (Oct. 2000 issue), featured in Michael Ruhlman's book The Soul of a Chef (2000), nominated for best chef-great lakes region by the James Beard Foundation (2006), as well as making appearances on WKYC-TV (Cleveland) on Mondays with Michael and iVillage Live on NBC. He has hosted over 100 episodes of The Melting Pot on Food Network, in addition to appearing on episodes of Sara's Secrets with Sara Moulton, Ready, Set, Cook and Food Nation with Bobby Flay. In 2007, he competed on the reality competition series The Next Iron Chef and won, securing his place as a permanent Iron Chef on Food Network's hit series Iron Chef America.

Michael secured his place as one of the most recognizable celebrity chefs with the 2011 premiere of ABC's daytime talk show "The Chew" which he co-host with Mario Batali, Clinton Kelly, Carly Hall and Daphne Oz.

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Michael Symon's 5 in 5 for Every Season: 165 Quick Dinners, Sides, Holiday Dishes, and More

Michael Symon's 5 in 5 for Every Season: 165 Quick Dinners, Sides, Holiday Dishes, and More

Michael Symon's 5 in 5: 5 Fresh Ingredients + 5 Minutes = 120 Fantastic Dinners

Michael Symon's 5 in 5: 5 Fresh Ingredients + 5 Minutes = 120 Fantastic Dinners

Michael Symon's Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers

Michael Symon's Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers

Michael Symon's Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen

Michael Symon's Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen

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Michael Symon

Celebrity Chef and Food Network Personality

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Michael Symon Biography

Renowned in the culinary world and adored in his hometown of Cleveland, Michael Symon is the chef and owner of critically acclaimed Lola and Lolita restaurants in Cleveland, Ohio. Michael's pedigree started upon graduating from The Culinary Institute of America in New York in 1990. Michael quickly began revitalizing the Cleveland palate, while practicing in some of Cleveland's up and coming restaurants, such as Player's, Picolo Mondo, Giovanni's and The Caxton Caf. In these venues, he found success as well as a loyal following and fan base.

In 1997, Michael opened his own restaurant, Lola, collaborating with his future wife, Liz. Lola opened just west of downtown Cleveland in the community of Historic Tremont, receiving glowing reviews. To compliment Michael's menu, Liz brought an unpretentious elegance to both the design of the restaurant and unique wine selection from lesser-known boutique vineyards that made Lola Cleveland's destination of the year. In 2005, Michael, Liz and Doug Petkovic gave birth to a new concept of Lola so they could open Lolita. They once again revitalized a new section of Cleveland with the re-opening of Lola in the heart of downtown Cleveland on E. 4th St. in 2006, becoming once again, the cornerstone and darling of the Cleveland dining scene.

Michael has earned much attention through the years for his thoughtful cooking style and his attention to detail. He was named National Rising Star by Restaurant Hospitality magazine (May 1997 issue), he was named one of the Top Ten Best New Chefs by Food & Wine magazine (July 1998 issue), America's Best Restaurants in Gourmet magazine (Oct. 2000 issue), featured in Michael Ruhlman's book The Soul of a Chef (2000), nominated for best chef-great lakes region by the James Beard Foundation (2006), as well as making appearances on WKYC-TV (Cleveland) on Mondays with Michael and iVillage Live on NBC. He has hosted over 100 episodes of The Melting Pot on Food Network, in addition to appearing on episodes of Sara's Secrets with Sara Moulton, Ready, Set, Cook and Food Nation with Bobby Flay. In 2007, he competed on the reality competition series The Next Iron Chef and won, securing his place as a permanent Iron Chef on Food Network's hit series Iron Chef America.

Michael secured his place as one of the most recognizable celebrity chefs with the 2011 premiere of ABC's daytime talk show "The Chew" which he co-host with Mario Batali, Clinton Kelly, Carly Hall and Daphne Oz.

Michael Symon Videos

  • Grilled Flank Steak & Corn Bacon Salad from Chef Michael Symon ...
  • 'Iron Chef' Michael Symon Talks Food TV | HPL - YouTube
  • Chef Michael Symon Grills Chicken with Knob Creek Bourbon ...

Michael Symon Books

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  • How to book Michael Symon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael Symon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Michael Symon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael Symon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michael Symon?

    Booking fees for Michael Symon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Symon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael Symon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Symon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Symon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Symon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Symon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michael Symon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Symon for your event is available upon request. Michael Symon generally travels from Cleveland, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Guy Fieri, Anne Burrell and Buddy Valastro. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Symon for an upcoming event.

Michael Symon Speaker Videos

  • Grilled Flank Steak & Corn Bacon Salad from Chef Michael Symon ...
    'Iron Chef' Michael Symon Talks Food TV | HPL - YouTube
  • Chef Michael Symon Grills Chicken with Knob Creek Bourbon ...
    Mario Batali & Michael Symon | Interview | TimesTalks - YouTube

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