Cook, Restaurateur, Television Personality
New York, NY
Michael-Ann is an Emmy® Award winning food & travel journalist for her three-part documentary series, Off the Beaten Palate. Her debut series was broadcast on PBS, of which Part I was focused on the seafood industry in New Brunswick, Canada, where she was born.
She is the host of a seafood web cooking series, Put Your Best Fish Forward. Known as the Fishionista™, Michael-Ann teaches the viewer how to buy, cook and enjoy sustainable seafood.
Michael-Ann’s career evolved from studying acting in Canada and venturing to New York City 1992. She was the face of Entrée TV for six years – a platform for her to interview many of New York’s talented chefs and restaurateurs discussing their menus and culinary backgrounds.
She is on a mission to meet the farmers, fishers and global personalities that help us define and distinguish culture on our plates.
When Michael-Ann visits Canada, it’s both work and play at her sister’s two restaurants. The two of them are constantly reviewing menus, food trends and learning new recipes.
She is active in hunger relief organizations. Michael-Ann is a blogger with No Kid Hungry and was the mascot for Canstruction® for nine years and has served as a judge for their annual competition.
As a seafood advocate, Michael-Ann enjoys contributing to panel discussions and speaking engagements about the importance of sustainable seafood.