Mike Solomonov is a beloved champion of Israel's extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape. He is the executive chef and co-owner of Philadelphia’s Zahav, the trailblazing restaurant that put the rich melting pot of Israeli cuisine at the forefront of dining in America today. A 5-time James Beard Foundation Award winner, he is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces and is widely regarded as one of the country's top chefs and entrepreneurs.
In addition to his duties at Zahav, Chef Solomonov is a partner in Laser Wolf Philadelphia, Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Goldie, K’Far, Merkaz, Abe Fisher and Laser Wolf Brooklyn, which opened in May 2022 at the Hoxton Hotel in Williamsburg and K’Far Brooklyn, also at the Hoxton.
Awards and Recognition:
Laser Wolf Brooklyn was named “The Restaurant of the Summer” by the New York Post in June 2022
Laser Wolf Philadelphia was named one of the “Best New Restaurants in the World” for 2021 by Conde Nast Traveler, The New York Times’ “The 2021 Restaurant List” and GQ’s “Best New Restaurants in America, 2020”
Zahav was awarded 2019 Outstanding Restaurant by James Beard Foundation, the #1 restaurant in the country
In 2018, Food & Wine named Zahav one of the “40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years”
In 2019, Zahav was named to the “The National Eater 38" as one of America’s “38 Essential Restaurants” for the 6th year in a row
Solomonov won the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef in 2017
Both Abe Fisher and Dizengoff were featured as two of Travel + Leisure’s “50 Best New Restaurants, 2014”
Before opening Zahav, Chef Solomonov was the executive chef at Marigold Kitchen which he and business partner Steven Cook co-owned until 2009. He is also an avid snowboarder, surfer, and overall fitness fanatic.
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Michael Solomonov is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Celebrity Chef, Food & Beverage, Faith & Religion, Jewish Heritage, Lifestyle, Social Activism, Non-Profit & Association, Entertainers, Hospitality and Entertainment.
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Michael Solomonov is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Celebrity Chef, Food & Beverage and Faith & Religion. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Solomonov for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Michael Solomonov generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Michael W. Twitty and G. Garvin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Solomonov for an upcoming event.
Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg - Jun 13 2022
Our experience from start to finish was really outstanding. I have worked with several other similar organizations in the past but this team is really top notch. They were able to secure the speaker we wanted at a good price. Information was sent quickly. They checked in frequently to make sure we were okay with preparations and have a clear timeline of what to expect. Michael was absolutely wonderful. Kind, personable, funny and really very nice with everyone who wanted to interact with him. He did stayed longer than necessary and made sure everyone had an opportunity to speak with him and even posed for pictures. I highly recommend him and All American Entertainment.
Congregation Beth Am Israel - Mar 09 2020
I had a really wonderful experience with every person on the AAE team. Thank you for enabling us to have such a special and meaningful event with Mr. Solomonov.
Drexel University Hillel - Jun 29 2018
This was my first time working with a celebrity chef, and All American Entertainment made the process straight forward and easy. Thank you!
Clear Channel Outdoor on behalf of Mastercard - Oct 30 2017
Thank you for everything with Chef Michael! He was amazing with the crowd, worked the room perfectly. A lot of the guests said they came to this event just for his food because they can’t get a reservation at Zahav for 60 days out! The food was DIVINE!
Both of them were so down to earth and patient, it made working with them that much easier!
Clear Channel - Oct 26 2017
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