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Michael Nowak is the chef and owner of The Black Pig, in Ohio City. At his restaurant, Michael focuses on ingredient driven European inspired cuisine. His daily menu changes reflect the harvest of the small local farmers where he sources his ingredients. Nowak gained his classic training at The New England Culinary Institute in Montpellier, Vermont and brings to the growing Cleveland food scene over 15 years of experience. In Cleveland, he has worked with such chefs as Dante Boccuzzi, Jonathon Sawyer and Pamela Waterman. In Ohio City, Michael opened and ran both Bar Cento and The Market Garden Brewery as their Executive Chef. Michael recently won the 2011 Cleveland Top Chef Competition and “Best in Show” at the 2012 and 2013 Chef Jams at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He resides with his wife, Karrie and children, Payson, Oliver, and Colette.
We have moved to a new location in Ohio City. We are now located at the corner of Bridge Avenue and West 28th Street.