Boatshed Restaurant Sat, 22 Jan 2022 09:23:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Boatshed Restaurant 32 32 Gourmet chef opening a new take-out, delivery and catering restaurant Fri, 21 Jan 2022 03:02:52 +0000

A classically trained British chef who has cooked for royalty, celebrities and high-end private clients is launching a new restaurant and food truck in Brighton Township.

Chef Michael Jay is renovating a space at 5756 Whitmore Lake Road, which was previously occupied by Tom’s Food and Fuel.

He is also working on setting up a custom 24ft mobile food trailer.

Jay’s new restaurant, Chef Mike’s Gourmet, will offer home-cooked gourmet meals for take-out and delivery. He said he hopes to open the food trailer first.

He said he made everything from scratch with quality ingredients.

“We’re not going to do standard things. We’ll come up with something different,” he said. “We’ll custom make anything if possible. We won’t be rigid.”

Jay is originally from England, where he made a name for himself hosting large-scale events and private homes, including cocktail parties at Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral in London. He said he cooked for Prince Charles, Queen Noor of Jordan, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and the Spice Girls, among others.

Chef Michael Jay prepares a gourmet meal.  Jay is preparing to open a new gourmet take-out and delivery restaurant in Brighton Township, Chef Mike's Gourmet.

As a young man, he completed the Savoy Hotel’s chef training program and worked for the Director’s Club, Lloyd’s of London and Simpson’s-in-the-Strand.

In the early 1980s he launched one of the first home delivery services in England and in 1982 he moved into home, business and event catering including weddings .

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