Welcome to FOMO Sapiens, the podcast about entrepreneurial thinkers who don’t just follow the crowd. Today, we sit down with Michael Chernow, a renowned chef and successful entrepreneur.
In this episode, we explore his journey from being a passionate cook to building a successful restaurant empire and how he overcame addiction in the process. Find out how he balances his busy schedule and how he incorporates healthy habits into his daily routine to maximize his productivity. Discover his secrets to staying focused and motivated, and how he manages to maintain work-life balance while running multiple businesses.
This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to build healthy habits, improve their productivity, and achieve their entrepreneurial goals. Don’t miss out!
Meet our guest:
Most recently, Michael founded and launched Kreatures of Habit, an in-your-face lifestyle and wellness brand, reimagining how you can establish healthy habits in your life. After years in the restaurant business in NYC, he realized that his calling was to be of service in a more personal light, with the ability to impact more lives. Honoring his 17 years of sobriety by launching his newest venture, Michael’s goal with KOH was to create easily-accessible nutritional products rooted in adopting positive habits that transformed his life, and allowed him to replace alcohol with the nutrition and fitness he needed. Michael launched KOH because he wanted to share his views on personal habits and how they can determine one’s level of individual success throughout the professional and personal lives of others. He’s a firm believer that every time we replace a negative habit with a positive one, whether it be large or minimal, the greater the chance we have to improve our lives. Part of the KOH brand is the Kreatures of Habit Podcast, where Michael dives into his guests’ routines and habits, and how committing to them has helped paved the path to success. He hopes to share these success stories with listeners, while acknowledging the amount of effort it takes to reach these goals. Before launching KOH, Michael cultivated an extraordinary career for himself. After receiving an Associate’s Degree in both Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management in 2008 from the French Culinary Institute, he channeled his fire for culinary and community by curating and building some of New York City’s beloved restaurants. He opened He opened his restaurant franchise, The Meatball Shop, in 2009 with childhood friend Daniel Holzman, which grew to several locations across New York City and resulted in the release of The Meatball Shop Cookbook in 2011, co-authored by Michael and released by Ballantine Books. In 2015, he founded SEAMORE’s, a Manhattan restaurant that combines Michael’s love of fishing and culinary expertise, expanding to five locations peppered across New York City. Michael’s impressive resume includes managing thirteen properties and four companies, hosting two seasons (26 episodes) of Food Porn on the FYI Network, being featured in the CNBC docuseries, Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business and appearing in many cooking shows including the Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, Kitchen Casino, and Chopped. In addition, Michael holds a natural pro status within the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders (OCB), has run a number of marathons and is known for challenging himself mentally and physically for hobby. Michael resides in New York state with his wife, Donna, and young sons, Finley and Dakota. For more information, please visit www.michaelchernow.com.