In July 2008 Michael hosted his annual charity dinner for the Share Our Strength organization at his restaurant, Lola. The theme of this years dinner was Women of Food and Wine. The event raised $74,000.
Michael said the weirdest thing he has ever eaten is duck testicles.
In 2008 Michael was nominated for a James Beard Foundation award in the category Best Chef: Great Lakes Region.
Michael has many tattoos. One covers his left shin with flames and fry pans that reads "LIVE TO COOK" and another one is over his heart and has two cherub pigs holding a banner that reads "GOT PORK".
Michael has a new English Bulldog puppy named Ozzy. He also has two Bullmastiff dogs named Ruby and Mabel.
Michael Symon was one of the regular revolving chef/hosts on the Food Network series Melting Pot.
In 2005 Michael was a challenger on Iron Chef America losing to Iron Chef Morimoto in Battle Asparagus. (Morimoto beat him by 9.5 points)
Michael is Greek on his mother's side
Symon has a line of t-shirts he designed with tattoo artist Natalie Rolle.
Michael Symon: Hey man, I am all about the pork. I just don't get why you'd want a vegetable, unless you wrap it in bacon.
Michael: (On his newest show Dinner:Impossible)
My main goal is to make great food and make people happy. My three goals for the show are (1) again, make people happy, (2) turn out incredible tasting food, and (3) of course, finish on time
Michael: I come from a family that puts food first. Many of my memories include family, holidays, and gatherings. Now, I host many of them, so it's pretty cool.