Certified Angus Beef ®, Chef
As corporate chef for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, Michael Ollier showcases beef recipes and cooking tips on radio and television shows. Special events and cooking demonstrations take him across the country as well to teach audiences that flavorful food begins with fresh, high-quality ingredients.
Ollier’s fascination with food began at a young age. His grandfather started a butcher shop after serving in World War II. His mother and aunts have been influential cooks in their own right. Their passion was passed to the next generation.
His culinary career began as a sous chef for Parker Bosley, the Northeast Ohio region’s pioneer of the local food movement. Chef Ollier then attended a class at the world-renowned Ecole LeNotre near Paris. He has been a newspaper chef columnist, food photographer as well as cooking school instructor for Buehler’s Fresh Foods.
When he’s not in the kitchen, Ollier makes his home in Wooster, Ohio, with his wife and two sons.