Chef Michael Voltaggio moved to Los Angeles in 2009 to open the Bazaar by Jose Andres. After receiving a rare 4 star review by the LA times, Voltaggio had his eyes set on doing his own thing. He was featured on and won the Emmy award winning season 6 of Bravos Top Chef. Prior to moving to LA Chef Michael worked under Charlie Palmer in Healdsburg CA where he received a Michelin Star for his work at Dry Creek Kitchen. Classically trained at the Historic Greenbrier Hotel, Michael has a deep rooted culinary discipline that he's applied his own modern style to. After winning Top Chef, he opened ink. restaurant in Los Angeles where he won numerous accolades including Food and Wine Magazines Best New Chef Award. Being in LA has also provided many on screen opportunities where his personality and love for food and entertaining could shine. He's been featured on many scripted and unscripted programs including co hosting Travel Channel's Breaking Borders which took him around the world cooking in conflict zones, bringing people with opposing view points together around the dinner table. Most recently, appeared across the kitchen from his brother on the culinary mentorship Food Network Show, Battle of the Brothers. Chef Voltaggio appears regularly as a cohost on several other Food Network programs including Tournament of Champions, Guys Grocery Games, Beat Bobby Flay and Guys Ranch. As well as starring in Food Network’s new hit series, Triple Threat. Michael has most recently teamed up with his brother Bryan to open Voltaggio Brothers Steak House in the DC area and Vulcania in Mammoth Mountain, along with Volt Smash Burger in partnership with Live Nation venues nation wide and coming soon to Mandalay Bay their newest concept Retro.
With a love for music and fashion Michael continues to creatively be involved in festivals and alternative activations that enable him to share his talents outside of his restaurant kitchens. He even set a Guinness World record with Snoop Dogg and Warren G making the Worlds largest Gin and Juice. Michael is currently working on his newest concept in Los Angeles titled Recreational Use which is a low calorie craft beer brand. Voltaggio has been featured on several other shows including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Conan O'Brien Show, Fuck That's Delicious, Young and Hungry, Steve Harvey, Lucifer, and many more where he continues to share his passion for food, beverage, music, fashion, hospitality and entertainment with the world.