Born & raised on a farm, I grew up in upstate NY surrounded by a big family. Farming runs deep throughout my family so it seemed like a dream come true to fall in love and marry into a local family full of restaurateurs. Working & learning from big corporations like T.G.I.Friday’s and The Marriot hotels and also family-owned and operated businesses like the Sedgwick Restaurant Group, I realized my true love for this business. Since beginning my journey in August 2016, I am very grateful & humbled to be part of the amazing team here at White Columns. The genuine care & respect from members & staff alike keep me motivated and looking forward to many more memories to come.
Combining fresh, high-quality ingredients with simple straightforward preparations Chef Michael creates dishes that satisfy all palates. Born in a suburb of New York City, Michael discovered his fascination for food and cooking at an incredibly early age. His first taste of the restaurant industry was at his aunt’s restaurant in Vermont. At 15 was hired at a local restaurant and truly began his culinary journey. Michael attended the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and graduated with honors. Since May of 2020, Michael has been using the culmination of all his experiences to give the members of White Columns Country Club an amazing dining experience.