Chef Michael-Ann Rowe

Michael Ann Rowe

TV personality, food journalist, sustainability advocate

Michael Ann Rowe

TV personality, food journalist, sustainability advocate

Michael-Ann was born in New Brunswick, Canada and moved to New York City in 1992. After undertaking the Acting program at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Michael-Ann’s focus was set to work in theater, film and television, and New York made a lot of sense. Her talent in front of the camera matched with her love of food eventually brought her to Entrée TV as their show host for over six years. She was the first to film within the galley of the USS JFK Aircraft Carrier, covering ‘Food Aboard the Ship’; a prominent story for Entrée TV. She has interviewed many of New York’s restaurateurs and chefs which led her to what she ultimately wants to get closer to; the culture behind food. She’s traveled to many parts of North America and abroad to understand more. It was the beginning of developing and producing her own food & travel series, Off the Beaten Palate. Michael-Ann’s first three-part documentary was broadcast on PBS and won her the coveted Emmy® Award in 2014.

Michael-Ann is a member of SAG-AFTRA, NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Science), and FPA (Foreign Press Association) and the Lobster Council of Canada, Chefs Collaborative, Women Chefs and Restaurants & Slow Food, NY. She is an Ambassador of New Brunswick, Canada, and an Ambassador of Seafood Nutrition Partnership.

Michael-Ann Rowe is a cook, restaurateur, TV personality, and now Emmy award-winning journalist for her three-part food and travel documentary series: Off the Beaten Palate. Her debut series was broadcast several times on DPTV-PBS and one of the featured stories focused on the seafood industry in the province of New Brunswick, Canada, where she was born.

Her passion for culture, combined with her success in front of the camera, led her into journalism and writing about food. Michael-Ann is constantly trying to find out more about the roots of our food. She is on a mission to meet the farmers, fishers and global personalities that help us define and distinguish culture on our plates.

She has become an advocate of seafood and sustainability. She is about to launch her next project called, Put Your Best Fish Forward. It will be an all-out seafood cooking series where Michael-Ann serves as your personal Fishionista and teaches people how to buy, cook and enjoy sustainable seafood.

When Michael-Ann visits Canada, it is both work and play at her sister’s two restaurants. The two of them are constantly reviewing menu options, food trends and making up new recipes.

Michael-Ann is active in many children and hunger relief organizations. She served as mascot for Canstruction for nine years (even dressing up in a can of soup). Canstruction is an organization recognized for their commitment to innovation, hunger relief and collaboration. Their work has helped raise nearly 30 million pounds of food since 1992.

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Michael-Ann Rowe; an Emmy Award Winning Food & Travel Journalist
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