Michael Thrash

Corporate Executive Chef, Simplot—Eastern Zone

Simplot Chef Thrash

Chef Thrash

  • Certified Executive Chef (CEC) Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) and Certified Culinary Administrator (CCA) through the American Culinary Federation (ACF)
  • American Academy of Chefs Inductee/Fellow, through the ACF 2021
  • World Certified Master Chef (WCMC) through the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) 2021
  • Inducted Member of the World Master Chefs Society (MWMCS) 2019
  • Certified Research Chef (CRC) through the Research Chefs Association 2019
  • Vice Conseiller Culinaire Southeast Region, Chaine des Rotisseurs USA 2021
  • National Board Member of the Academy Brillat Saverin, Chaine des Rotisseurs USA 2021
  • Maître Rotisseur with the Chaines des Rotisseurs
  • Recipient of the Academie Brillat-Savarin Medaille de Merite 2020
  • American Culinary Federation Ring of Honor Awardee 2020
  • ProChef Level II certification through the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) 2013
  • BAS in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI 2003
  • Member of ACF Culinary Olympic Team USA 2016-2020
  • Named 2017 Tampa Bay Chef of the Year (ACF)


Chef Thrash's Favorite Recipes

Korean Fried Chicken with Kimchi Fries Recipe
Korean Fried Chicken (Yangnyeom) with Kimchi Fries

Korean fried chicken is taking over the world and there is a reason why—it's very crunchy and very delicious. Pair it with kimchi loaded Junior Sidewinders™ Fries for an irresistible takeout meal.

Vegan Fried Chicken with Hot Agave Recipe
Vegan Fried Chicken with Hot Agave

Vegans want fried "chicken" too. Here is a healthier alternative to the classic version of this dish. Served along with Simplot Conquest® Delivery+® Clear coated Tin Roof Fries and brought together with hot agave nectar.

Thai Style Fried Chicken with Thai Street Cart Style Fries Recipe
Thai-Style Fried Chicken (Gai Tod) with Thai Street Cart Style Fries

Super crunchy and flavorful fried chicken from Thailand. The savory marinade and the light rice flour make this chicken irresistible. Be sure to pair with Thai Style Street Cart Fries.

Mediterranean avocado toast
Mediterranean Avocado Toast

The rich, satisfying flavor of avocado on a slice of crusty artisan bread, complemented with colorful cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and a briny olive tapenade.

Baked Rajas Eggs
Baked Rajas Eggs

Chorizo Rösti Eggs Benedict
Chorizo Rösti Eggs Benedict

Lemon Tarragon Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Lemon Tarragon Shrimp Pasta

An elegant meal with sauteed shrimp tossed with Simplot RoastWorks® Roasted Vegetables and Pasta Blend and Simplot Simple Goodness™ Asparagus, Cuts & Tips. The creamy dish is brightened with lemon juice and fresh herbs for a balanced upscale main dish.

Roasted corn mac n cheese cone
Roasted Corn Mac ‘n Cheese Cone

That's right. Mac 'n Cheese and flavorful roasted vegetables in a pizza dough cone—comfort food at its cheesy and portable finest.

Fuji Apple taquitos
Roasted Fuji Apple Taquitos

A sweet little combination of Simplot RoastWorks® Flame-Roasted Fuji Apples, cinnamon and sugar all rolled up.

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Roasted Fuji Apple Taquitos