Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

About Us Thanks None of this would be possible without the influence of Catherine Chiozza and Mary Spinosa. The hours spent watching our grandmothers lovingly prepare raviolis and meatballs set us on this course. Family dinners truly shaped our lives. We would like to send a special thanks to our families for their support, guidance and traditions! The Beginning Andy and Michael started talking about opening a restaurant in 1994. They both come from big Italian families in the city of Memphis, and all family celebrations revolved around food. Perfecting the Craft The passion for food grew stronger as they got older. After college they moved to Charleston, SC to attended Johnson and Wales University. After two years on the coast, they moved back to Memphis to internship at Chez Philippe under French Master Chef, Jose Guitierrez. Embracing their Heritage After 18 months of grooming under Guitierrez, they decided to further their education, and learn the old world techniques of cooking in Calabria, Italy at the Italian Culinary Institute. They traveled all of Italy during their time and even lived in Lyon, France for a spell, the food capitol of the world. Realizing the Dream Upon returning to America, they continued work for two years while they refined their business plan and searched for the perfect spot. On October 31, 2008 Andrew Michael Italian kitchen opened its doors to the public for the first time. The life-long friends had realized their dream after years of study, hard work and preparation. Andy and Michael had successfully built a place where people could come enjoy healthy food and an intimate environment just as you would find in Italy. The Future Andy and Michael will continue to bring all that they have learned around the world to their home city. Their passion for exploration and innovation in their cooking will benefit all those who pass through Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen.
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Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

Thanks None of this would be possible without the influence of Catherine Chiozza and Mary Spinosa. The hours spent watching our grandmothers lovingly prepare raviolis and meatballs set us on this course. Family dinners truly shaped our lives. We would like to send a special thanks to our families for their support, guidance and traditions! The Beginning Andy and Michael started talking about opening a restaurant in 1994. They both come from big Italian families in the city of Memphis, and all family celebrations revolved around food. Perfecting the Craft The passion for food grew stronger as they got older. After college they moved to Charleston, SC to attended Johnson and Wales University. After two years on the coast, they moved back to Memphis to internship at Chez Philippe under French Master Chef, Jose Guitierrez. Embracing their Heritage After 18 months of grooming under Guitierrez, they decided to further their education, and learn the old world techniques of cooking in Calabria, Italy at the Italian Culinary Institute. They traveled all of Italy during their time and even lived in Lyon, France for a spell, the food capitol of the world. Realizing the Dream Upon returning to America, they continued work for two years while they refined their business plan and searched for the perfect spot. On October 31, 2008 Andrew Michael Italian kitchen opened its doors to the public for the first time. The life-long friends had realized their dream after years of study, hard work and preparation. Andy and Michael had successfully built a place where people could come enjoy healthy food and an intimate environment just as you would find in Italy. The Future Andy and Michael will continue to bring all that they have learned around the world to their home city. Their passion for exploration and innovation in their cooking will benefit all those who pass through Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen.
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Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

James Beard Foundation and Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen Our chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman will cook at the awards gala for the James Beard Awards this Sunday. We’re proud of our chefs, and want to wish all the nominees and award winners a very hearty congratulations! We are always so proud to be involved with the James Beard Foundation, which helps to promote American Foodways through it’s celebrations and scholarship opportunities. Further, we are excited that the Friends of James Beard Dinner that you all helped to make such an outstanding success has resulted in the Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen’s 2014 Friend of James Beard Scholarship opportunity. If you know an outstanding culinary student looking for scholarship opportunities, all of the information for application through the James Beard Foundation can be found here.
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The Spring Menu at Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen Now that spring has arrived in Memphis, and on our farmers land, we have made the first of our large menu shifts of the year. Our chefs love the simplicity of delicious, fresh vegetables and the flavors of spring, so be sure to come in soon to celebrate the new season with new, delicious eats. We have also made changes to the cocktail list here at the restaurant to focus on spring inspired drinks to put you in the mood for a delicious dinner. Eat and drink well this spring here at Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen.
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Upon returning to America, they continued work for two years while they refined their business plan and searched for the perfect spot. On October 31, 2008 Andrew Michael Italian kitchen opened its doors to the public for the first time. The life-long friends had realized their dream after years of study, hard work and preparation. Andy and Michael had successfully built a place where people could come enjoy healthy food and an intimate environment just as you would find in Italy.
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Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen only serves brunch once a year, and we do it to celebrate the amazing mothers in our lives. Our chefs will create a delicious, three course meal to help you thank your mother for everything she’s done to make life special. Each course will have several options to choose from, so even the pickiest eaters will find something to delight them. Celebrate with a special meal, mimosas, bloody marys, and basil limonatas plus friends and family Sunday, May 11, 2014.
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We love the spring weather here at Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, and we are excited about all the upcoming events here at the restaurant. Spring means new menu items, celebrations of mothers, and great weather. Read on to find out everything happening this May. To make sure that you enjoy all of our up to the minute updates, be sure to follow us on your favorite social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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We are always so proud to be involved with the James Beard Foundation, which helps to promote American Foodways through it’s celebrations and scholarship opportunities. Further, we are excited that the Friends of James Beard Dinner that you all helped to make such an outstanding success has resulted in the Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen’s 2014 Friend of James Beard Scholarship opportunity. If you know an outstanding culinary student looking for scholarship opportunities, all of the information for application through the James Beard Foundation can be found here.
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Now that spring has arrived in Memphis, and on our farmers land, we have made the first of our large menu shifts of the year. Our chefs love the simplicity of delicious, fresh vegetables and the flavors of spring, so be sure to come in soon to celebrate the new season with new, delicious eats. We have also made changes to the cocktail list here at the restaurant to focus on spring inspired drinks to put you in the mood for a delicious dinner. Eat and drink well this spring here at Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen.
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This Monday, January 27, 2014, our chefs’ No Menu Monday features a meal close to their hearts: Old School Italian Classics. The dishes that speak to their hearts as members of big, Italian families, this menu will feature fun interpretations of our chefs’ favorite, classic from traditional Italian Trattorias. The restaurant is filled with excitement
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First time trying Andrew Michael and it did not disappoint. We had the 7 course meal and each dish was impeccably done. The service was perfectly paced and allowed my wife and I to settle in and enjoy ourselves but not get bored waiting on the next course. Our server, Evan, was awesome and I wanted to highlight his addition to the evening. He was funny, engaging, knowledgeable, and everything that you want in a server. Top notch! We'll be back soon.
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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)·Dined on April 15, 2017We visited Andrew Michaels for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. What an awesome experience! We decided to the Chef Tasting, where the Chef chooses each course for us and we are unaware of what dish will be next. Very interesting waiting to see what is next and trying to guess based on the utensils that they set for each up coming dish. A Chef tasting exclusive is a special handmade ravioli dish that was absolutely amazing! Shawn, was our primary waitperson, but the whole team of waitstaff attended to our needs through out the evening. At some point I believe every waitperson had visited our table to describe a dish, place utensils, replace a dropped napkin. None of the attention was intrusive and everyone was extremely pleasant and professional. Shawn was truly an awesome waiter and made sure our every need was attended too. Without a doubt one of the best dining experiences ever and we have been to some very exclusive restaurants in our 25 years. We will be back!Dining Occasion:Special OccasionWas this review useful to you?Yes·No·Reportfood5ambience5service5value5