Michael Nowak is the chef/owner of the highly regarded Black Pig restaurant in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. He focuses on contemporary dishes rooted in classic French and Italian cuisine, with a strong emphasis on sourcing the best local ingredients. He lives with his wife, Karrie and their children—Payson, Oliver and Colette—and dogs, Sam, Molly and Waldo.
1. One thing you don’t know about me is that I excelled at science and wanted to be an ecologist, live in the woods