Catch Michael on ABC's The Chew weekdays at 1pm EST/12pm CST.
Michael made his TV debut on Food Network in 1998 with appearances on Sara’s Secrets with Sara Moulton, Ready, Set, Cook and Food Nation with Bobby Flay, before being tapped to host over 100 episodes of The Melting Pot. He then went on to win season one of The Next Iron Chef on Food Network in 2008, earning him a permanent spot on the roster of esteemed Iron Chefs.
Throughout 2010, Michael appeared on four Food Network/Cooking Channel shows, hosting Food Feuds and Cook Like an Iron Chef, judging season three of The Next Iron Chef and competing on Iron Chef America. In January 2012, Michael’s show Symon’s Suppers, premiered on Cooking Channel and in September 2011, he joined the cast of The Chew as one of the show’s five hosts. Most recently, Michael was a mentor on the first season of Food Network's All-Star Academy.