Chef and restaurateur Michael S. Thomson is a recognized leader in the Texas food movement, and the force behind MICHAELS CUISINE Restaurant & Bar. Thomson founded the restaurant in 1992 after an early career with several well-known Texas hotels and restaurants. For 8 years, he was the corporate consulting chef for the Burlington Northern Railroad, and was an international chef for Delta Air Lines during the '90s. Thomson also served as an ambassador for the Texas Beef Council and the U.S. Meat Export Federation, training foreign chefs in the mysteries of Texas Cuisine. One of Fort Worth's Most Celebrated Chef's, his innovative cookery reached a national audience through his column, "C.P. Express" in Chile Pepper magazine, as well as through frequent television appearances and cooking classes. Michael has served "Contemporary Ranch Cuisine" around the world from US Embassies to the Famed James Beard House in New Your city as a Proud Ambassador of Texas Cuisine & Culture.