Michael Voltaggio

Chef, ink; Winner, Top Chef

Chef Michael Voltaggio is primarily known for modernist techniques, however, he stresses that he is just cooking. He has a vast repertoire that melds strict, classic French technique with progressive and innovative applications allowing for precision and creativity. Ingredients drive his culinary ambitions; he strives to elevate the best ingredients to create a multi-sensory experience where taste is paramount.

Voltaggio may best be known for his win on Bravo TV’s Emmy award-winning season of Top Chef. He has since made many returns to television with guest appearances on shows such as Fox’s Master Chef and Hell’s Kitchen, and a holiday special with his brother for cooking channel’s voltaggios take on thanksgiving. he also has a handful of cameos on scripted shows – abc family’s young and hungry, abc’s suburgatory and tv land’s the exes. he even has a film credit in sony screen gem’s 2014 remake of about last night. most recently, he was back on the small screen with a highly acclaimed and sometimes controversial series for travel channel called breaking borders, which aired in 2015.