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Michael Schlow

Biography

With restaurants spanning the country, Michael Schlow is one of the most influential and respected chef/restaurateurs in America today. His ability to capture a variety of global cuisines and techniques has led to appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Rachel Ray Show, CBS This Morning, Nightline, and The Food Network.

He’s been the recipient of many awards including being named “Best Chef in the Northeast” by the James Beard Foundation, “Best Chef in the Country” by Sante Magazine, as well as the... READ MORE

With restaurants spanning the country, Michael Schlow is one of the most influential and respected chef/restaurateurs in America today. His ability to capture a variety of global cuisines and techniques has led to appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Rachel Ray Show, CBS This Morning, Nightline, and The Food Network.

He’s been the recipient of many awards including being named “Best Chef in the Northeast” by the James Beard Foundation, “Best Chef in the Country” by Sante Magazine, as well as the “Culinary Award of Excellence” given out by Robert Mondavi to only 6 recipients a year.

Schlow has spent his life cultivating his craft, learning the restaurant business the old-fashioned way, from the bottom up.  Starting as a dishwasher at age 14, Schlow has excelled at every position in the industry.  He worked his way up through some of the best restaurants in the world, and now as owner and concept creator, has shown the ability to continually produce restaurants that are critical, as well as financial successes.

Chef Michael Schlow has created an impressive list of successful restaurant concepts. His Schlow Restaurant Group also includes Alta Strada at Foxwoods in Connecticut, Washington DC and in Wellesley, which serves Italian inspired food; Tico in Boston and in DC, Chef Schlow’s interpretation of South American and Spanish cuisine; and Cavatina in Los Angeles inside of the Sunset Marquis Hotel, which is a refreshing new take on California cuisine.

Schlow also runs The Riggsby in DC inside the Carlyle Hotel; and his most recent restaurant, the Asian-fusion Adachi, opened in Detroit in September 2018.  He also owns Caslore and Nama which are also both in Washington, DC.

In 2019, Schlow is slated to open two more concepts in the DC area, another restaurant in Detroit and a fast-casual restaurant inside Boston’s Time Out Market this spring.

His restaurants have been recognized as some of the best in the world by Esquire, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and Gourmet.

He is the author “It’s About Time, Great Recipes for Everyday Life” and is regularly requested to appear and speak about the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Originally from Brooklyn NY, Michael travels extensively and enjoys golf, music and photography. He makes his home in Boston, MA with his wife Adrienne and his two daughters Petra and Axelle.

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