Co-Founder, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants
Michael was born in South Wales. He trained classically under Chef Anton Mosimann at London’s Dorchester Hotel before immigrating to Canada in 1985, and partnering with Peter Oliver in 1993 to create Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants. In 1996, he was awarded the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s first ever Gold Award in recognition of his significant contribution to culinary excellence in Ontario. In 2010, he released his first cookbook, 3 Chefs: The Kitchen Men. In 2014, he began serving as a judge on CTV’s MasterChef Canada. At O&B, Michael drives the culinary program and oversees design and construction on all new projects.
Promoted to General Manager
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Served as Assistant Manager
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Hired as a Host
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Graduated from University
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