The Chef’s Story
Shortly after completing culinary school in 2001, Chef Michael Mitchell began working at Etta’s Seafood near his hometown in Seattle, Washington. The simple yet respected restaurant was owned by his culinary hero and James Beard Award winner Tom Douglas. This is where he learned the value of using the freshest locally grown ingredients to create the best tasting food possible.
Mitchell later helped to open an upscale Creole restaurant in Savannah Georgia,
called Alligator Soul, where he met his wife. Together they moved to Chicago in 2003 where he was a pastry assistant at downtown Chicago’s Bin 36. He quickly became the executive chef at the acclaimed French bistro La Tache.