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Chef Michael began his culinary career in independent restaurants, where his interest in specialty and heirloom ingredients was born. As director of InHarvest’s Culinary Team, he is chieﬂy responsible for shaping the development of new products and working closely with his team to introduce new customers to the company’s core products. He’s the primary image-builder with all industries and segments InHarvest serves, working closely with growers, suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, foodservice operators and chefs to deliver meaningful food solutions.
Based at InHarvest’s headquarters in northern Minnesota, Chef Michael travels both nationally and internationally, giving presentations and cooking demonstrations on whole-grain trends and innovative applications, heirloom cultivation and sustainability.
A member of the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) and Research Chefs Association (RCA), Chef Michael is the current chair of the advisory committee of the Whole Grains Council. He is also the 2012 recipient of the RCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.