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Chef Michael DeMaria
Chef Michael DeMaria STATS:
Chef/Co-Owner - M Catering by Michael's, Heirloom, An American Restaurant & 6 Spoons Hospitality
Cuisine:
 ■ M Catering by Michael's - Contemporary American
      with flavors from around the world
 ■ Heirloom - Contemporary American with Italian
      influences; local ingredients
 ■ 6 Spoons Hospitality - Organic American

Career Stats: Cookin' for 34 years - Wow!
Highlights:
 ■ 3-year Apprenticeship Program: "School of Hard
       Knocks" 5-Star Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix,
       Ariz., 1978
 ■ 12 years with Westin Hotels, 1981
       Line Cooking, Banquet Cooking, Sous Cheffing
 ■ California Culinary Academy, San Francisco, Calif.
       Chef Instructor, 1989
 ■ San Francisco Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, Calif.
       Chef Garde Manger/Banquet, 1991
 ■ Lon's at the Hermosa Inn, Paradise Valley, Ariz.    
       Executive Chef, 1993
 ■ Royal Palms Resort, Phoenix, Ariz.
       Executive Chef, 1996
 ■ Michael's at the Citadel, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1997-2007
 ■ M Catering by Michael's, Phoenix, Ariz., 2001-
 ■ Heirloom, An American Restaurant,
       Scottsdale, Ariz., 2009

 
TV - Good Stuff
TV Fox 10 Arizona Morning:
1999-2007 "On The Menu" -
Chef Michael hosted the popular segment.
Chef Michael took viewers into Phoenix metro-area restaurants. The segment included an interview with the chef/owner and a display of signature menu items.
Food Network: Chef Michael has appeared on various shows at the New York studios as well as videotaped appearances at Michael's.
 
Trophy Personal Awards & Honors
■ Member Team U.S.A., gold medal winners - 1992 Culinary Olympics
■ 2002 Inductee - Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame - The Hall of Fame honors those who have made significant contributions to the culinary profession in Arizona.
■ Master Chef - 2002 Masters of the Southwest PHOENIX HOME & GARDEN Magazine
■ PHOENIX Magazine - Best of the Valley
2001 & 2003 Readers' Picks: Best Chef
Awards Michael'sRestaurant
Mobil - 3 Stars - 2003-2007
AAA - 4 Diamonds - 2005-2007
Zagat 2004 "Extraordinary" rating
New Times Best of Phoenix
     1998 Best New Restaurant
     1999 Best Place to Impress a Client
     1999 Best Desserts
     2000 Best Upscale Bar Food
     2001 Best Place to Dine with the Chef
     2003 Best Caterer
PHOENIX Magazine - Best of the Valley
     2001 & 2003 Best Brunch
     2005 Best Restaurant Worth Driving For
Wine Spectator Magazine
     2001-2006 Award of Excellence
■ The Rep's Best 2004, The Arizona Republic

     Best A La Carte Brunch

■ PHOENIX  Magazine, October 2009
   1 of 23 Best New Restaurants

Business Partners:

■ Brandon Maxwell - 15 years
■ Doug Janison - 5 years
■ Ken Losch - 3 years
■ David Dewar - 3 years
■ Rob McGarey - 10 years

Activities: Avid and Competitive Fly Fisherman - Catch and Release Only! fly fishing

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