Mike grew up in Sylva NC, early on his culinary career started at Western Steer Steakhouse and Cherokee Country Club. Later he attended A.B. Tech and ran Ben’s Tune up for 2 years. After a hiatus from the kitchen where he became a professional body piercer (he still takes appointments) he joined the Avenue M team in February 2020. Mike enjoys collecting Ninja Turtles memorabilia, mountain biking and spending quality time with his wife and two cats at their home in South Asheville.
We don’t know what we’d do without Mike’s joyous presence in the kitchen. He always keeps us smiling and goes the extra mile to make sure we execute for our guests.