Michael White

Michael White

New York

About Michael White

Michael White is the Head Chef and Owner of the Altamarea Group, which is composed of the restaurants Marea, Chop Shop, Ai Fiori, Vaucluse, Osteria Morini, Nicoletta, Restaurante Morini, Osteria Morini and Due Mari in New Jersey, Al Molo in Hong Kong, and the delivery restaurant, Costata. Marea has earned two Michelin stars and is a member of the prestigious Relais and Chateaux. The restaurant, Ai Fiori has also earned a Michelin star.

My Venues


  • Two Stars (Marea)
    Michelin Guide
  • One Star (Ai Fiori)
    Michelin Guide
  • Best New Restaurant (Marea)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Nominee for Best Chef: New York City
    James Beard Foundation
  • Three Stars (Ai Fiori, Marea)
    The New York Times
  • Best New Restaurant (Ai Fiori, Marea)
    Esquire magazine
  • Author
    Classico e Moderno
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in NYC

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Fresh Abalone, Oyster &
"Fresh Abalone, Oyster & Chicken in Clay Pot @chefnelsong"
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Crudo di Gamberi Rossi,
"Crudo di Gamberi Rossi, Marinated Peaches, Cucumber, Guazetto di Acqua Pazza by @#cucinaitaliana"
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Mother’s Day Ribeye Fried
"Mother’s Day Ribeye Fried Rice, Egg, Chili Crisp, Sweet Soy, Cilantro... #instapic"
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Langoustine, Razor Clams,
"Langoustine, Razor Clams, Savoy Cabbage, Potato, Shaved Umbrian Black Truffle @#instafood"
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Light Seared “Triglie” Rouget,
"Light Seared “Triglie” Rouget, Salmoriglio, Bitter Greens, Black Truffle Bagna Caoda @#mareemonti"
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Fazzoletti- braised short rib
"Fazzoletti- braised short rib ravioli, celery root purée, Brussels sprouts. Available for two weeks at @#onlyinnj"
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At My Venues