Chef Michael Smith

Chef Michael Smith’s food media production company consists of an award-winning team that creates leading-edge food-themed TV, web video, social media, Canada’s best selling cookbooks and numerous food and wine-themed special events across Canada every year for a wide range of corporate clients. These high-energy interactive events go beyond merely piling food on a plate by engaging your guests with hijinks, hilarity and flavours. Michael sets the bar high, leaps right over it and sends your guests home with a lifetime of memories. Some examples:

  • The 1000 Oyster Challenge: Michael’s team of shuckers tackle a pile of 1000 oysters and the clock, while teaching your guests to Shuck Their Own
  • PEI Kitchen Party: Every guest plays a starring role as dinner rolls out with a series of interactive challenges pitting table against table
  • Cook The Book: Every single recipe from Michael’s latest cookbook is served to your guests and they receive a signed souvenir copy

If you want to turn your event into an unforgettable occasion, look no further! If you’re interested in booking Michael to cook or speak at your public or private event please contact us.

About Michael:

Chef Michael Smith, one of Canada’s best-known chefs, is a passionate advocate for simple, sustainable home cooking and an inspiration for families creating their own healthy food lifestyle. He’s the host of Chef Michael’s Kitchen, Chef at Home and Chef Abroad seen on Food Network Canada and in more than 100 other countries. He’s a judge on Chopped Canada and traveled the world for his innovative web series, Lentil Hunter.

Chef Michael and his wife Chastity are the proprietors of The Inn at Bay Fortune on Prince Edward Island. They’ve re-launched the property where Michael gained international fame in the 1990s with a new spirit of five-star hospitality and an innovative dining experience, the FireWorks.

Michael is Prince Edward Island’s food ambassador, Canada’s best selling cookbook author, an innkeeper, educator, professional chef and home cook. He led the team of Sodexo chefs that cooked for the world’s Olympians in the Whistler Athletes’ Village in 2010. His tenth cookbook, Real Food Real Good, just hit shelves in September 2016 and is already on the Globe & Mail Best Seller list! His 2014 cookbook, Family Meals, won the 2015 Taste Canada Award for Best English Cookbook. His food media production company and test kitchen, Culinart Limited, is breaking new ground and his social media platforms are Canada’s top choice for foodie fun.

While Michael is a true chef at large his favourite role is Dad, at home on Prince Edward Island with his wife Chastity and his children: Gabe, Ariella and Camille! Michael is an avid map collector, long-time windsurfer and novice kite sailor.