Residence of The Ambassador of The United States of America- People’s Republic of China


Michael took control of the kitchen at the official Residence of The Ambassador of the United States in 2013, at the request of then Ambassador Gary Locke.


During Ambassador Locke’s tour, Michael was charged with management and personal execution of all official and private functions at The Residence.


The following year, with the arrival of Ambassador Max Baucus, Michael was asked to lead all operations at the Residence.

“It is because of Michael’s cuisine that our official residence gained and maintained a level of notoriety and prestige within Beijing’s diplomatic community and beyond.”


Ambassador of The United States of America to The People’s Republic of China 2014-2017

“The best one could hope for in a professional chef…my highest recommendation.”


Ambassador of The United States of America to The People’s Republic of China 2012-2014


During his tenure at the Chief of Mission Residence, Michael was honored to serve all manner of distinguished guests from heads of state and other senior diplomats, to celebrities of the big screen, philanthropists, artists, athletes and activists.


Michael’s work in the kitchen was featured extensively across print, online and televised media, and he was called upon frequently to present at official people-to-people exchanges covering topics of American culinary history and culture.


Throughout Michael’s nearly three years of dedicated service to the United States of America, he was credited with creating an impeccable standard of food quality, and a new level of hospitality previously unknown in the Residence’s nearly four decades of operation.


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