'The Chew' Chef Michael Symon's Biography

PHOTO: Chef Michael Symon, an Iron chef, restaurant owner, and midwestern native, joins ABCs The Chew.PlayThe Chew
WATCH Michael Symon's Game Day Pork Chili, Meatballs

Michael Symon cooks with soul. Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his four restaurants in America's heartland: Lola, Lolita, Roast and B Spot. He also shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an "Iron Chef" on the Food Network.

Give one of his meaty recipes a try at home:

Pork Roast with Warm Cabbage, Mustard and Champagne

Fat Doug Burger

Grilled Hanger Steak with Steak Sauce