CHEF | OWNER
Mike was born and raised in Marengo, IA. After graduating high school, Mike attended Kirkwood Community College and received his degrees in Culinary Arts and Food Management. In 1987, Mike moved to Florida where he worked in various hotels, country clubs and restaurants. He opened a pastry/doughnut shop and later a comedy club/restaurant.
After missing his family, Mike moved back to Iowa in 1998. Mike worked construction until he opened a small take-out restaurant called Chef 2 Go. With the influence of friends and residents, P.H.A.T. Daddy's in Marengo was opened in the Spring of 2000. The restaurant recently made the move to the Amana Colonies and will open in May 2015.
Mike recently started his own line of sauces, spices and dressings, most of which are available for purchase on our shop page.