Agricultural Trade Office & Foreign Agricultural Service

As their name implies, the work of the Agricultural Trade Offices worldwide covers all products and activities concerning America’s vast agricultural products in foreign markets.

Michael began his work supporting ATO programs throughout greater China in 2011, both in and outside of his capacity as personal chef to the US Ambassador, including food preparation for official embassy and consulate functions, giving talks, demonstrations and engaging the public through outreach programming.

“Michael is, to my knowledge, an entirely unique resource.  He’s a highly accomplished Chef with an encyclopedic knowledge of food history and geography, and presents his highly-engaging lectures in clear, idiomatic Mandarin. Michael is, quite literally, in a class by himself.”


Agricultural Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Manila (formerly ATO Director, U.S. Embassy, Beijing)


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