44. A very deep insight into the life and lifestyle of Chef Michael Young

44. A very deep insight into the life and lifestyle of Chef Michael Young

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Chef Michael Young has seen it all. He currently is the restaurant chef at the Grand Wailea Resort in Hawaii. He has opened and run his own restaurant for over 9 years. He has had a typical chef lifestyle and lived the life that only crazy people go through. He lived the life of sleeping only 4 hours a night for over a year and a half while doing his externship and going through culinary school.

He has worked in the hospitality industry for as long as he can remember. He has been a chef since he was 19. He has been through culinary school and has worked in Michelin Star Restaurants as well.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How and why he got into being a chef
  • What goes into being a chef and sacrifices chefs make
  • His experiences working in a Michelin Star restaurant
  • His best story on how a chef quit his job
  • What are the standards when it comes to being a chef
  • What are the most exotic dishes he has ever made
  • What he deals with at the restaurant now
  • How to develop a menu
  • How to cook like a chef
  • What really happens on a TV food show and how they create drama

Nutrition and Meal Plans

What foods to avoid

  • Stuff from a packet
  • Commodity Pork

What foods to actively seek out

  • Fresh foods that are in season

Michael’s fondest food memories

His grandmother’s Lemon Meringue Pie

Cooking tips

  • Get more experience cooking
  • Think ahead
  • Do your prep work before
  • Have some sauces ready that you have made
  • Go to the market and buy some vegetables

Know more about Michael

Who would you love to have dinner with and where?

The Dalai Lama, anywhere.

Last meal on the planet?

A big bowl of Fa


Where to find Michael

On twitter @MyoungOnMaui


Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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