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Michael "Mike" Colameco is the host of "Mike Colameco's Real Food" which airs Saturdays at 6pm on PBS WNET Channel 13 in the NY area and the syndicated "Food Talk" on WOR710 Radio. He is the author of "Mike Colameco's Food Lover's Guide to New York City."
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the Culinary Institute of America. He has worked as a chef in numerous NYC Restaurants including such legends as "Tavern on the Green" and "Windows on the World'. After working in various restaurants he purchased a cafe in Maplewood, New Jersey. He then relocated to the southernmost tip of New Jersey and opened a restaurant in Cape May, New Jersey which he ran for several years. He eventually took over hosting duties of the WOR710 Radio Food Show of Arthur Schwartz. The show which was produced in the radio station's New York City studio was cut back to Sunday only after Glenn Beck was added to WOR radio.
'71 - '78 worked through Junior High, High School, and College, cooking in kitchens throughout the Philadelphia Metro region Graduated from The Culinary Institute of America
'81 Line Cook, Four Season's Restaurant under Chef Seppi Renglid
'82 - '83 Sous Chef, Maurice Restaurant under Chef Christian Delouvrier and consulting Michelin 3 Star Chef Alain Senderens
'84 Restaurant Chef, Cellar in the Sky/Windows on The World with Chefs Eberhard Muehler and Herman Reiner
'85 - '86 Executive Sous Chef/Night Chef, Tavern on The Green with Chefs Stefan Kopf and Reto Demarmels
'86 - '87 Executive Chef, The Ritz Carlton Central Park South, NYC
'88 - '93 Chef/Owner, Globe Restaurant Cape May, NJ
'93 - '06 self-employed as an Import Food Broker, MECO Trading representing and consulting for overseas Food Manufacturers and sourcing supply for US Based Importer Distributors
'06 - present Host of Food Talk on WOR Radio, airing live 6 days a week via WOR and 64 other nationally affiliated network stations
- "BY THE WAY; Food With Attitude". The New York Times. 11 June 2000. p. 3. Retrieved 12 August 2011.