Senior Executive Chef
Michael has worked with many prestigious brands over the years, including The Four Seasons, Montage, Fairmont, Old Ranch and Coto de Caza Golf Club. Originally from Chicago, Michael is a graduate of the Scottsdale Culinary Institute. He finds inspiration in elevating simple dishes to become exquisite works of art through different culinary techniques. An avid traveler, Michael finds new inspiration for his culinary creations through visiting different countries and exploring new cultures through their cuisine, favorites being Costa Rica, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan. Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and their chocolate lab. In his free time, he loves to play tennis, table tennis, surf and snowboard. We are so excited for Chef Michael to join the Vivante family and share his culinary passion and creativity with our residents and their loved ones.