America's Favorite Chef

Congrats, Michael Symon!

We asked, and you answered! Voters from across the country cast their votes on Kitchen Daily, and chose Michael Symon as America's Favorite Chef!

Kitchen Daily will make a donation in Chef Symon's honor to his charity of choice, Autism Speaks. Thanks to everyone who participated in choosing America's Favorite Chef 2014.


Image: Michael Symon

As a Greek and Sicilian chef, Michael Symon likes to cook with bold flavors. Symon strives to make cooking fun and approachable, which has made him an iconic television personality on shows such as The Chew, Iron Chef and Food Feuds. His restaurants, Lola, Lolita, Roast and B Spot, are known for their uniquely flavored dishes.

Since you voted Chef Symon America's favorite, we asked him about a few of his favorites.

Favorite food to make: Anything smoked...ribs, pork butt, brisket, etc.

Favorite food to eat: Mom's lasagna

Favorite restaurant: Vetri in Philadelphia, PA

Favorite city for food: New York City

Favorite memory in the kitchen: Learning to make baklava from my mom when I was 10 years old

Favorite condiment: Bertman Ball Park Mustard

Favorite cocktail: Manhattan or Kentucky Mule

Favorite music to listen to while cooking: Led ZeppelinImage: Americas Favorite Chef 2014 Award - Kitchen Daily

Favorite cooking show: The Chew!! or Good Eats reruns

Favorite part of being named America's Favorite Chef: The fans and bragging rights to my friends

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