About the Host
Chef Michael Smith, one of Canada's most celebrated 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 Abroad, Chef at Home and Chef at Large seen on Food Network Canada and in more than 100 other countries. He is also a judge on Chopped Canada, airing on Food Network Canada.
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 seventh cookbook, Back to Basics, is on stands now and was ranked #1 in the Globe & Mail Cooking/Food category. His food media production company is breaking new ground online and his Twitter feed is one of Canada's go-to choices for foodie fun.
Although Michael is a true chef at large, his favourite role is Dad. Home to Michael is on Prince Edward Island with his partner Chastity and children Gabe, Ariella and Camille. Michael is an avid map collector, long-time windsurfer and novice kite sailor.