About the Host
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. An honors graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York, his career has spanned the globe from stints in a Michelin three-star restaurant in London to South America, the Caribbean, North America and some of Manhattan's finest kitchens. He's the host of Chef Abroad, Chef at Home and Chef at Large seen on Food Network Canada and in more than 100 other countries.
Michael is Prince Edward Island's food ambassador, an award winning cookbook author, newspaper columnist, professional chef and home cook. He led the team of chefs that cooked for the world's Olympians in the Whistler Athletes Village in 2010. His sixth cookbook, Fast Flavours, is a smash hit across Canada and he has been breaking new ground online with his food media production company, Culinart Limited.
Although Michael is a true chef at large his favourite role is Dad, home on Prince Edward Island with his partner Chastity, Gabe, Ariella and their new baby Camille! Michael is an avid map collector, long-time windsurfer and novice kite sailor.