Award winning Chef and Restauranteur
With restaurants spanning the country, Michael Schlow is one of the most influential and respected chefs in America today. His ability to capture a variety of global cuisines and techniques has led to appearances on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Nightline, and The Food Network.
Michael's been the recipient of many awards including being named “Best Chef in the Northeast” by the James Beard Foundation. His restaurants have been recognized as some of the best in the world by Esquire, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and Gourmet. He also authored "It’s About Time, Great Recipes for Everyday Life."
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.
For more information on Michael and his restaurants, visit michaelschlow.com
Inspired by a mixture of Sicilian and southern roots, Turano credits his family for fueling his passion for gastronomy and hospitality. With each dish, Turano’s aim is to celebrate each ingredient’s natural beauty and flavor. His mindful cooking technique aims to accentuate and celebrate those flavors, rather than mask them. “My vision is to deliver the highest quality cuisine rooted in classical technique but with modern influences, that ultimately celebrates Mother Nature’s beautiful bounty,” Turano said. “I have really enjoyed living in Los Angeles for the last three years and being able to take advantage of working with some of the world’s best artisan purveyors and fresh ingredients.”
Turano began his career studying under Food & Wine’s Best New Chef of 2001, Ted Cizma, at Elaine Restaurant in Chicago. He then went on to hold various executive roles at premier Chicago dining establishments including The Chicago Firehouse, ESTATE Ultra Bar and Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel where he led all food service operations, bolstered guest satisfaction and spearheaded special events. Having opened over 10 restaurants in his career, Turano’s notable successes include re-opening the Quadrangle Club at the University of Chicago and the launch of Glen Prairie, named one of the top 20 restaurants in 2009 by Chicago Magazine. No stranger to the public eye, Turano also competed on and won the Food Network’s show, “Chef Wanted,” in 2013. Turano is a graduate of the College of DuPage and also holds a Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1 Certification.