For 23 years, Executive Chef Michael Locascio has showcased his talents in kitchens
throughout major cities in the United States and across Europe. Chef Michael's culinary
journey began in one of the South's most flavorful cities, Birmingham, Alabama. In
Birmingham, Chef Michael started in the newly opened Bottega and Highlands bar
and grill under the regional Celebrity Chef Frank Stitt. After 10 years, he broadened
his talents by roaming the United States cooking scene under many of the best Chefs
in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, and Portland, Oregon. After touring the U.S.,
Chef Michael took his experience to Europe seeking opportunities to both learn the
variety of tastes Europe offers as well as to teach the art of culinary design, he crafted
in the United Sates. His European tour took him to an array of flavors rich in culture and
after 3 years sharpening his craft in Sweden, France and Italy, he decided it was time
to come back to Birmingham, home sweet home, where his passion for cooking all started.
Today, Michael serves as the Executive Chef for FPL Food. We hope you find his recipes
and culinary tips to be helpful.