Michael Schlow

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Michael Schlow (born c. 1964,[1] Brooklyn) is a Boston based chef and restaurateur. His restaurants include including Via Matta, Radius, and Tico[2] (there are also six Washington, DC area restaurants).[3] Both Via Matta and Radius were opened with Boston restaurateur Christopher Myers.[4] He was a Master Contestant on Season One, Episode One of Top Chef Masters (season 1).[5]

Born in Brooklyn, Schlow grew up and graduated high school in Somerville, New Jersey.[6]


Schlow gave up a baseball scholarship to attend the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey.[7] He began his career in New York City and then Long Island before moving to Boston[8] in 1995 to cook at Café Louis.[9]


  • IT'S ABOUT TIME (cookbook)[10]

Awards and Honors[edit]

  • James Beard Foundation Award,[5] Best Chef, Northeast 2000
  • Radius was named “Best New Restaurant” by Food & Wine[5], “Best Restaurant” and “Best Power Lunch” by Boston Magazine and one of the “25 Best American Restaurants” by Gourmet Magazine.[10]
  • Via Matta was named one of “America’s Best Restaurants” (also by Gourmet Magazine and Esquire called it one of the “Best New Restaurants in America.”[10]
  • Great Bay opened in 2003 and that same year was voted “Best Seafood Restaurant in Boston” by Boston Magazine. He was Executive Chef and co-owner.[10]


  1. ^ Rosenberg, Sarah. "From Washing Dishes to Running Restaurants". ABC News. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  2. ^ Shanahan, Mark (May 21, 2012). "Friends and foodies at Schlow's wedding". Boston Globe. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  3. ^ Sietsema, Tom (August 7, 2017). "At the heart of every restaurant". The Washington Post. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  4. ^ "christopher myers". Lovin Spoonfuls a food rescue. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Michael Schlow". Top Chef Masters. Bravo. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  6. ^ Hayes, Laura (March 29, 2016). "Chefs Michael Schlow and Michael Friedman Talk Pizza". Washingtonian Magazine. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  7. ^ Featured Alumnus: Michael Schlow, Atlantic Cape Community College. Accessed January 31, 2018.
  8. ^ "Chef Michael Schlow's Biography on StarChefs". StarChefs. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  9. ^ Riccardi, Victoria Abbott (January 18, 2011). "Michael Schlow Talks Tico And Tacos". Boston Common. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "It's About Time". Steerforth Press. Retrieved 31 January 2018.