Get to know me better
Culinary institute of America alumni, fine dining chef, young professional
My name is Michael Eckles and I have been cooking as soon as I was old enough to reach the counter top. I am only 25 as of 2020 yet the skills I have acquired are beyond that of many my age. My team and I are passionate about creating a fine dining experience in your home unlike any other.
We am located in the Birmingham Michigan area but will travel long distances to provide you with a phenomenal meal.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking is my pastime, art. passion and obsession.
I learned to cook at...
The culinary institute of America in Hyde park New York Coach insignia, Detroit Forest, Birmingham
A role model in the kitchen is...
Joel robuchon for French cuisine Andre chaing for cuisine fusion Alice waters for farm to table Thomas Keller (of course) for plating and fine dining
A cooking secret...
My secret in cooking is knowing my audience. I could make the best foie gras torchon in the world but if the guest does not like foie gras I failed
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Bloomfield Hills.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Bloomfield Hills. You name it!
A longer stay in Bloomfield Hills? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Bloomfield Hills.
Michael's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Michael's reviews
My husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary dinner with Chef Todd Ryan as our personal chef. Chef Todd was Fantastic!!! He was on tume and prepared. He worked in our kitchen with comfort and ease. My husband and I were able to sit and enjoy our time together all the while receiving excellent service. The food was delicious and prepared perfectly. The Chef left my kitchen spotless and our bellies full. Thank you again for a once in a lifetime experience...We will definitely recommend Take a Chef and Chef Todd to our family and friends.
Cheyenne Jennings - Jun 27 2022
Chef Marcus was excellent with regard to preparation and professionalism! I would highly recommend him to anyone
Nikhil Mohan - Apr 21 2022
Michael was an amazing chef and provided an incredible experience for my family! He was knowledgeable and so incredibly talented. Thank you, Chef Michael, for making my mother's 70th birthday unforgettable!
Angela Nelson - Jan 25 2022
Chef Michael Eckles was right on time.
Personable, attentive and explain each course and answered all our questions.
The menu was sent to us in advance. The food was incredible. Each course was better than the next. We prepare all our meals for scratch from home most days, but we learned so much from Chef Michael and had ingredients new to us. We would certainly recommend Chef Michael to everyone without hesitation.
Susanne Spiegel - Oct 18 2021
Book your experience with Chef Michael
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.