Chef Michael Schmutzer
Educated at the Provincial Vocational School for Hotel and Catering Trade in Tyrol, Austria, Michael Schmutzer serves as Executive Chef at One World Observatory. In this role, Schmutzer brings over 30 years of international culinary and hospitality experience to create innovative cuisine for guests from all over the world.
An accomplished chef, Schmutzer has served four-and-five Star and Diamond restaurants & hotels such as Doral Arrowwood, Abigail Kirsch Catering, and Seabourn Cruise Lines. Not only is Schmutzer a culinary master, but as a 2006 Culinary Federation Competition Gold Medalist, he dedicates much of his free time to advancing his skills in the kitchen arts.
When he is not pursuing his passion for food at Legends at One World Observatory, Schmutzer serves as the Chairman of the Board at the American Culinary Federation – Westchester & Lower Connecticut Chapter. In this role, Schmutzer stays current with restaurant trends and innovations, as well as gives back to the local culinary community.
A dedicated philanthropist, Schmutzer is heavily involved in charitable endeavors and volunteerism, supporting such causes as The United Way, The Arc of Westchester, and Feeding Westchester, for which he raised funds and awareness in 2014 by running the Boston Marathon.
Schmutzer’s experience, expertise, and dedication to furthering the culinary arts make him a valued leader of the team at One World Observatory, where much of his focus is on expanding his staff’s skills and experience.