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SHOWS: Top Chef, Top Chef All Stars
BIO: Before Mike Isabella opened Graffiato in Washington DC, he was the executive chef of Jose Andres’ Zaytinya. During his time spent at Zaytinya’s, Mike gained enormous respect and national attention for the restaurants Mediterranean powerhouse cooking.
Mike Isabella began his training at The Restaurant School in New York, and while taking classes he was cooking his way through many of New York City’s most luxurious establishments. He eventually traveled down to the coast of Philadelphia first as a sous chef for James Beard award winner Douglas Rodriguez at Alma de Cuba, then a host at various Stephen Starr restaurants.
Learning the true craft of Latin cuisine at El Vez, Mike Isabella, learned under Jose Garces, and was the executive sous chef of Marcus Samuelsson’s Washington Square. Philadelphia proved to Mike that it was the right move, he had incredible learning experiences and it launched his name into the restaurant world. Still looking for his niche, he moved to Atlanta and teamed with the Buckhead Life Group’s top-notch Greek restaurant, Kyma. Soaking up the experience, he learned the techniques and flavors in Greek cooking, but he didn’t learn it any better than when he traveled through Greece. Trying to grasp the full understanding of Greek cooking, Mike spoke to locals and found his way through the daily markets. Mike Isabella recently appeared on season six of Bravo’s Top Chef and was runner up on Top Chef All-Stars. He is available for hosting, corporate appearances and speaking engagements.
APPEARANCES: Bravo, Top Chef, Top Chef All Stars
WHO REPRESENTS MIKE ISABELLA: Celebrity Chef Mike Isabella can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as culinary consultant, event planner, public speaker, autograph signings, cooking demonstrations, hosting, Mommy Blogger events, SMTS, public relation campaigns, team building events and corporate hospitality.