Michael Solomonov was born in G'nei Yehuda, Israel and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. At the age of 18, he returned to Israel. With no Hebrew language skills, he took the only job he could get – working in a bakery – and his culinary career was born. The executive chef of Zahav, named an "essential" restaurant by Eater, Michael is the 2017 James Beard Outstanding Chef in America and the 2016 Eater Chef of the Year. Chef Solomonov is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces.

Michael Solomonov's Bio

Michael Solomonov was born in G'nei Yehuda, Israel and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. At the age of 18, he returned to Israel. With no Hebrew language skills, he took the only job he could get – working in a bakery – and his culinary career was born. The executive chef of Zahav, named an "essential" restaurant by Eater, Michael is the 2017 James Beard Outstanding Chef in America and the 2016 Eater Chef of the Year. Chef Solomonov is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces.

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