Michele Ragussis Bio
Michele Ragussis is a finalist on Season 8 of Food Network Star.
Michele Ragussis, 42 (Brooklyn, N.Y.), grew up in an Italian/Greek family where food was, and still is, a big part of their lives. She fell in love with the New England lifestyle and cuisine when she moved to Rhode Island to attend college. After deciding that hands-on restaurant experience was more valuable to her than attending classes, Michele went on to spend 15 years in executive chef positions. Her distinctive tattoos and piercings may look intimidating, but Michele’s personality is warm, relaxed and fun.
Made It to Miami
Michele made it to Miami for the final leg of the competition. During her live demo at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Bobby wanted to see how well she could roll with the punches and had the assistant director give her wrong time cues. With extra time to fill, she started to riff and told stories about going clamming with her dad.