Chef Michael Smith
Celebrity Chef, Food Network Host, Nutritional Activist
Chef Michael Smith, one of Canada's best-known chefs is a passionate advocate for simple, sustainable home cooking and an inspiration for families creating their own healthy food lifestyle. He's the host of Chef Michaels Kitchen, Chef Abroad, Chef at Home and Chef at Large seen on Food Network Canada and in more than 100 other countries. He can also be seen as a judge on Chopped Canada.
Michael is Prince Edward Island’s food ambassador, an award winning cookbook author, newspaper columnist, professional chef and home cook. He led the team of chefs that cooked for the worlds Olympians in the Whistler Athletes Village in 2010. His seventh cookbook, Back to Basics, is on stands now and a smash hit across Canada. His food media production company is breaking new ground online and his Twitter feed is Canada’s top choice for foodie fun.
Although Michael is a true chef at large his favourite role is Dad, home on Prince Edward Island with his partner Chastity, Gabe, Ariella and Camille! Michael is an avid map collector, long-time windsurfer and novice kite sailor.
Cooking demonstrations, educational speaking, motivational speaking;
Chef Michael speaks and shares his message at numerous special events every year. His signature high-energy style, dynamic stage presence and non-stop story telling captivate audiences everywhere. He interacts with his guests, engaging and entertaining them every step of the way. Chef Michael will customize his presentation to suit your event.His passion for simple, sustainable home cooking is an effective platform for your messaging.
MARCH OF THE CHICKENS – Watch as your guests march into the room with a parade of roast chickens then carve their own, tableside!
SHUCK YOUR OWN! - Chef Michael doesn’t just share oysters, he teaches you how to shuck your own!
BUTTER RACE – Want to see your guests rolling in the aisles laughing? Michael fills a stage with men and puts a mason jar full of cream in their hands. Watch as they suggestively shake the works into butter!
INTERVIEW THE CHEF – A crowd favorite! Each table collaborates and asks a question. Lets just say they’re not all G-rated!
ALL HANDS ON DECK – Chef Michael gets your guests out of their seats and engaged with each other. Each table nominates their best cook, worst cook, dishwasher and bartender. During the event, each appointee plays a starring role!
COOK THE BOOK - This is a favorite for large groups. Chef Michael gives a cookbook to every guest, then cooks and serves the entire book to the crowd!
OYSTER VIRGIN RACE - What happens when you team an experienced male shucker and a female oyster virgin? The men shuck for the ladies and the winner is the first team to down 2
HOUSE DRESSING CHALLENGE - Can a novice cook, create, and craft their own salad dressing? Of course they can! They can dress their tables’ salad too…
CHAMPAGNE SABERING - Always a great start to an event! Watch as Chef Michael teaches your VIPs the fine art of opening a champagne bottle with a saber.
Chef Michael is a teacher. His uncanny ability to transform the arcane details of the unfamiliar into the intuitive understanding of the familiar is empowering and entertaining. Michael is a passionate educator. He’ll mesmerize your audience with the tale of his professional path, his own food awakening and its connection to today's food lifestyle. He’s not afraid to‘tell it like it is’ and knows how to temper the hard edges of a message with a soft touch. Michael’s specialty is empowering your guests. His passion transforms even the hard-core non- believer into a can-do advocate.
- Guest Chef
- Cooking Demos
- Food & Wine Festivals
- Keynote Speaker
- Interactive Special Events
- Corporate Team Building
- Motivational Speaker