Chef Michael Wolf is not your ordinary hide behind the stove chef. When Chef Michael enters the dining room he brings with him his wonderful smile and allure. Although he has ground his teeth in the trenches, Wolf often finds himself in the limelight. A simple Google search bring you to YouTube videos, restaurant reviews, celebrity photos, and an impressive array of articles that include write-ups on his own Las Vegas Strip side herb garden.
When Chef Michael was just fifteen he got his start in his local Chinese Restaurant. Not just any Chinese, Kosher Chinese food at Hunan Teaneck. He was immediately hooked. After studying between Cornell University and Ithaca College, Chef Wolf enrolled in the prestigious French Culinary Institute. During his time there, Wolf not only learned the French techniques of savory food, he also concentrated on Artisanal Bread Baking. Taking every opportunity to work alongside industry giants such as Jacques Pepin, Alain Sailhac, and Andres Soltner, it’s no wonder Chef Wolf brings a charisma to his craft. During his time in New York, Wolf did stints studying at some of the best restaurants the city has to offer; The Harrison with Chef Brian Bistrong, Ouest with Chef Thomas Vallenti, and Danny Meyer’s famed Tabla with Chef Floyd Cardoz.
Chef Wolf found his way to the west coast where he worked with Hillstone Restaurant Group’s R&D department at Gulfstream. Eventually, Wolf found his way to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas where he was the Head Chef de Cuisine for the famous Serendipity 3. At Caesars Palace Chef Wolf not only ran the Serendipity kitchen but also worked his way into the General Manager role and also was on the Caesars Palace Green Team where he rolled out an amazing property wide composting program.
Recently, Chef Wolf chose to leave the big lights of Las Vegas for a more humble enterprise. He founded WOLFoods, Inc. specializing in elevating food at resident summer camps. Chef Wolf wants to share his passion for the kitchen with the next generation – what better forum to do so than at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires!