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Michael Symon Biography

Birth Name:
Michael D. Symon
Birth Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
TV host, chef, author, restaurateur

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in a family with Greek and Sicilian roots
  • Wrestled in high school
  • Named a Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine in 1998
  • Won Season 1 of The Next Iron Chef in 2007
  • Owns and operates restaurants in his native Cleveland
  • Is a motorcycle enthusiast and a die-hard Cleveland sports fan
  • Likes to garden and play golf
  • Has the words "Got Pork" paired with two pink pigs tattooed on his chest