Michael Batt

Chef Batt graduated from the esteemed Culinary Institute of America in 1990 and immediately began his career in some of Manhattan’s top restaurants, including Patroon, Lespinasse, The Royalton and Windows on the World. His tutelage under mentors and Chefs Geoffrey Zakarian (Town, Le Cirque), Gray Kunz (Lespinasse) and Terrence Brennan (Picholine, Artisanal), set him up for the Executive Chef position at restaurants City Hall, Thom, and Terrence Brennan’s Seafood & Chop House. 

For the past 17 years Chef Batt has been the Executive Chef of his own exclusive off-premise catering company, Food Design, based in Greenwich CT. He has been featured as a guest chef on various Food Network programs (winning Chopped), and has received highly acclaimed reviews from the New York Times, New York Magazine, the New York Post and Crain’s.