Once Chef Michael (a.k.a. Shaw TV's 'Island Chef') received his culinary diploma from Camosun College, he hopped a plane to Switzerland and worked at an award winning 5-star hotel in the capital. On the way home he stopped in Boston and New York for a work stint, including working along side Daniel Boulud at his world famous Daniel’s, before landing at the Aerie Resort. After working as executive chef at Mike Wiegele Heli-ski resort, Michael co-author the cookbook Gourmet Nutrition along with one of North Americas top nutrition experts. Now Michael offers intimate gourmet catering and cooking lessons in Victoria where he teaches people how to cook powerful and tasty everyday meals for maximum health, nutrition and most importantly enjoyment!