Michael Symon Biography
Michael Symon is an American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author. He is of Greek and Sicilian descent. Symon is credited with helping to save the restaurant scene in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio. He is the chef and owner of a number of restaurants in the Greater Cleveland area, including his flagship Lola, Mabel’s BBQ, and burger franchise spot. Search also for Michael Aron.
Additionally, he owns Michael Symon’s Roast in Detroit, Michigan. On May 6, 2017, he opened Angeline at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Symon describes his cooking as “meat-centric.
Michael Symon Age
He was born on 19, September, Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Michael is 49 years old as of 2018.
Michael Symon Wife
Michael wife is Liz Shanahan. The couple got married on 1st November 1998 and are living a beautiful married life for almost two decades now. Michael first met his Georgina native wife when she worked as the collaborator at his restaurant.first met his Georgina native wife when she worked as the collaborator at his restaurant. Liz Shanahan might be the lucky lady as Michael Symon held her hand after the tragic relationship of Liz with her former husband. She even has a son named Kyle from her post marriage.
Michael Symon Restaurants
- 01 of 06. Lola. View Map. Address. 2058 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115-1024, USA. Get directions.
- 02 of 06. The B-Spot. Courtesy of B Spot Burgers. View Map. Address. 28699 Chagrin Blvd, Woodmere, OH 44122, USA.
- 03 of 06. Roast. View Map. Address. 1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-1907, USA.
Michael Symon Net Worth
Michael Symon has earned the net worth of $4 million which he has been accumulating as being the owner of restaurants in the Cleveland, Ohio area including Lola, The B Spot, and Lolita.
Michael Symon Height
Symon starts at an average height of 1.82 m.
Michael Symon Books
Symon was featured in fellow Clevelander Michael Ruhlman’s 2001 book, The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection. The second part of the three-part book focuses on Symon’s quest for culinary perfection.
In 2009, Symon collaborated with Ruhlman to write his first cookbook, Michael Symon’s Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen. The foreword is written by fellow Iron Chef Bobby Flay. It was published by Clarkson Potter and was released on November 3, 2009.
On September 25, 2012, another cookbook was released named “The Chew: Food. Life. Fun, co-authored by Symon along with fellow Iron Chef Mario Batali, long-time Food Network producer Gordon Elliott, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, and Daphne Oz. Three weeks later, Symon and Cleveland food writer Douglas Trattner collaborated to release his second offering, “Michael Symon’s Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers”.
Beginning in September 2012, the Chew crew began releasing seasonal e-book cookbooks with “The Chew: Fall Flavors: More than 20 Seasonal Recipes from The Chew Kitchen,” published by Hyperion Books, which is a unit of ABC parent The Walt Disney Company. It was followed up with “The Chew: Winter Flavors” in December 2012, while “The Chew: Spring Flavors” and “The Chew: Summer Flavors” were both released on April 23, 2013.
The Chew: What’s for Dinner was released on September 24, 2013, by Hyperion Books, and is the second book based on the hit ABC television show. The cookbook features 100 easy recipes for every night of the week provided by Symon along with his co-hosts. In this cookbook, Symon provides quick and easy recipes for chicken marsala, angel hair Caprese, and many others. He also shares tips on how to cook scallops restaurant-style.
Michael Symon’s Playing with Fire, co-authored by Douglas Trattner, was released on April 3, 2018, by Clarkson Potter, and is Symon’s first barbecue cookbook. It features recipes inspired by his restaurant, Mabel’s BBQ, located in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
Michael Symon Las Vegas
Chef Michael Symon brings his beloved BBQ restaurant, Mabel’s BBQ, to Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. A vibrant, high-energy restaurant, Mabel’s BBQ features barbecue favorites like Smoked Brisket and Pork Belly, served by the half-pound, alongside sandwiches, ‘pig parts and classic sides.
The Las Vegas location also features a back patio complete with games, local draft beers, and frozen cocktails, a custom food truck, and space for live entertainment.
Michael Symon Food Network
Symon often appears on behalf of the Food Network. During the summer of 2009, he promoted the Food Network’s video game Cook Or Be Cooked for Wii, which was released on November 3, 2009. Symon was one of the rotating hosts of Food Network’s show Melting Pot. He appeared on Sara’s Secrets with Sara Moulton, Ready, Set, Cook, and FoodNation with Bobby Flay. In 2005, he appeared on Iron Chef America, where he lost to Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto in Battle Asparagus.
On August 27, 2007, Symon appeared in the “Cleveland, OH” episode of the television series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. While competing in the reality competition TV series The Next Iron Chef, he reported on his experiences for Fortune, posted on CNN Money. On November 11, 2007, after a head-to-head match against John Besh, Symon was declared the winner of the entire competition. On November 18, 2007, Symon won his first battle on Iron Chef America.
On April 21, 2008, the Food Network announced that Symon would take over as host of Dinner: Impossible, the network’s third most popular show. He hosted the show for ten episodes until host Robert Irvine was reinstated. Although it was not announced publicly, Symon knew it was a temporary gig “from the start. He appeared along with several other Food Network stars on Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving Disasters, a program dealing with dinner mishaps which first aired November 17, 2008. He appeared in the very first episode of the network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, which featured his restaurant, Lolita.
Cook Like an Iron Chef, a Cooking Channel show starring Symon, debuted in July 2010. He described it as “a show for the people who’ve watched Food Network forever and are ready to learn something more advanced or more creative. The show Food Feuds, which featured Symon, premiered October 10, 2010. He travels to various locales and performs a direct comparison competition between local food rivals.
On February 14, 2011, Symon appeared in a skit on the late-night talk show Conan, in which a young couple had won a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner date on the set. Conan O’Brien announced that Symon would be presenting them with their dinner—which he did, in the form of a Taco Party Pack from Taco Bell. In September 2011, Symon began co-hosting The Chew on ABC networks, a daily talk show that is centered on food-related and lifestyle topics. Symon has been the host of the television series Burgers, Brew and ‘Que since 2015.
Michael Symon Product Endorsements
In 2008, Symon began working as a spokeschef, representing cookware companies Vitamix and Calphalon, appearing at housewares shows and other demonstration events. In 2011, Symon partnered with kitchenware company Weston Products on his official specialty kitchen product line, the Michael Symon Live to Cook Collection by Weston.
In 2012, and again in 2013, Symon was paired with actress Eva Longoria for a promotion for Pepsico’s Lay’s potato chip called “Do Us A Flavor.” The promotion encourages consumers to submit new flavor ideas and fans vote for their favorite on Facebook. The person who creates the winning flavor is awarded $1 million or one percent of chip flavor’s net sales.
Michael Symon Awards
- 1995 – named Cleveland’s Hottest Chef by The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine
- 2007 – Iron Chef winner
- 2007 – named Best Local Chef by Cleveland Magazine
- 2009 – James Beard Foundation Award – “Best Chef Great Lakes
- Three-time winner – Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival Best Burger Award (2010, 2011, 2012)
- 2015 – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host (shared with his co-hosts on The Chew).