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Michael Grayson

Business Development Manager, On-Board Services

Education: A.S. Culinary, Art Institute Dallas / B.S. Business Management, Western Governors University

Certifications: Certified Culinarian

Past Experience: Corporate Executive Chef, Menu Design (GateGroup, Gate Gourmet) / International Executive Sous Chef, Research and Development (TGI Fridays International.)

Home Country: USA

Favorite Cuisine: Spanish

Kitchen Advice: Clean as you go

What’s Your Favorite City For Eating?

I have two: Taipei, Taiwan and Lima, Peru

What’s Always In Your Refrigerator?

3 types of butter (each with a different fat content) used for different things

What’s Your Favorite Wine?

Red Wine: Stags Leap “Artemis” Cabernet – my wife and I’s favorite wine for a special occasion. It was the only wine available at one of our stops in Costa Rica during our honeymoon and we fell in love with it there.

What Would Be Your Last Meal? Maryland Blue Crabs

Do You Have A Guilty Food Pleasure?

Vanilla Ice Cream – preferably with crumbled Heath bar mixed in

Do You Have a Secret Ingredient In Your Cooking?

As my kids would say, “sprinkles” (a blended seasoning salt) which goes on just about everything in our house

What’s Your Dream Vacation? Venice, Italy

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