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Michael Symon

Biography

Chef who all appeared being a commentator over the food preparation show The Chew up and appeared regularly on Iron Chef America as well as the Chew. He went to the Culinary Institute of America. He was highlighted on the meals Network programs Meals Feuds and A VERY IMPORTANT THING I Ever Ate. He wedded Liz Shanahan. He made an appearance on ABC’s The Chew up, which protected culinary life-style, with Mario Batali.

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Full Name Michael Symon
Date Of Birth September 19, 1969
Place Of Birth Cleveland, OH
Profession Chef
Education The Culinary Institute of America
Nationality American
Spouse Liz Shanahan
Parents Angel Symon, Dennis Symon
Siblings Nikki Symon
Awards James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
Nominations James Beard Award for Best National Television Cooking Show
TV Shows Dinner: Impossible, The Next Iron Chef, The Chew, Iron Chef America, Cook Like an Iron Chef, Food Feuds, Burgers, Brew & 'Que, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, America's Best Cook, Symon's Suppers
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1Graduate of the "Culinary Institute of America" (CIA), where he roomed with David Adjey.
2His younger sister, Nikki Symon, is an accountant, married to Louie and mother of two sons.
3Son of Angel Symon and Dennis Symon.
4Supporter of charity, "Autism Speaks".
5His son, Kyle Symon, was born in 1988.
6Opening a restaurant, Bar Symon, at the Pittsburgh International Airport [January 4, 2012].
7His wife, Liz Symon, is a Georgia native.
8His grandfather, Pap, was an inspiration for his love of food.
9Was named one of the top 5 new chefs, by Food & Wine magazine, in 2005.
10Chef/owner, "Lolita" restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio.
11Is of Greek/Italian/Sicilian descent.
12Friend of Aarón Sánchez, for over 15 years, Marc Vetri, chef/owner of "Vetri" (opened in 1998) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (his hometown), and David Adjey.
13Favorite last meal: "Chef's pasta tasting menu" at "Vetri" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
14Iron Chef.
15Chef/owner, "Lola Bistro" restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lost & Found in Clevelandconsulting executive producer pre-production
Burgers, Brew and 'Que2016TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving Disasters2008TV MovieHimself
Dinner: Impossible2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Melting Pot2002TV SeriesHimself
And Then We Ate...1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Chew2011-2017TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself
Beat Bobby Flay2014-2017TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Mentor
Iron Chef Eats2017TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2008-2017TV SeriesHimself
The View2007-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Chew
Harry2017TV SeriesHimself
Burgers, Brew and 'Que2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
Good Morning America2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Co-Host, The Chew
Guilty Pleasures2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Thanksgiving at Bobby's2015TV MovieHimself
The Dr. Oz Show2012-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives2009-2015TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Chef
All-Star Academy2015TV SeriesHimself - Mentor / Judge
The Taste2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Mentor
America's Best Cook2014TV SeriesHimself - Mentor, North
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2014TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Ask This Old House2014TV SeriesHimself - Chef
Southern Fried Everything2014TV SeriesHimself - Restauranteur / Chef / TV Host / ...
Iron Chef America: The Series2005-2014TV SeriesHimself - Iron Chef / Himself / Himself - Team Cooking Channel / ...
Katie2014TV SeriesHimself
Barefoot Contessa2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Symon's Suppers2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Host
Bobby Flay Fit2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Next Iron Chef2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself - Guest Judge / Iron Chef
Sidewalks Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Chopped2012TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Iron Chef
Live with Kelly and Ryan2011TV SeriesHimself
The Best Thing I Ever Ate2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2011TV SeriesHimself
Man Caves2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Food Network Star2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Food Revolution2011TV SeriesHimself
Guy's Big Bite2011TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself
Food Feuds2010TV SeriesHimself - Host
Cook Like an Iron Chef2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Paula's Best Dishes2010TV SeriesHimself
Food Network Challenge2010TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Ace of Cakes2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself
Dear Food Network2008TV SeriesHimself
Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving2008TV Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself
Iron Chef America Countdown2012TV SeriesHimself - Iron Chef / Himself - ICA Challenger Chef
Iron Chef America: The Series2011TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informative Talk Show HostThe Chew (2011)· Mario Batali (host)
· Carla Hall (host)
· Clinton Kelly (host)
· Daphne Oz (host)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informative Talk Show HostThe Chew (2011)· Mario Batali
· Carla Hall
· Clinton Kelly
· Daphne Oz


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