Michael’s has been rated “ #1 Most Romantic Restaurant” for the past several years by several publications including MSN.com, Delish & Tripadvisor, and was most recently awarded “Best European Inspired Farm-to-Table Restaurant 2019 & Best Vermont Farm-to-Table Dining Experience 2020 – Vermont” by LUX Life Magazine’s Restaurant & Bar Awards.
As proud members of the Vermont Fresh Network, Local First Vermont, Farm Plate & Slow Food, the use of local, organic products is of premier importance. It was an honor for Michael to have served as a committee member during the collaboration of the White Paper on Sustainable Gastronomy for France. Years back, Michael was Vermont’s first “Chef of the Year” due to his contributions to the hospitality industry & the community, & his noteworthy cooking expertise. He was recently recognized as one of the country's top culinary talents in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America, the first peer review guide of U.S. chefs.
He has been a featured chef on various television shows, & international publications. He has been invited as a guest chef to locations spanning from a 5-year stint with Disney World’s International Food & Wine Festival to Holland America Line Culinary Cruises to locations such as the Caribbean, Australia & Indonesia. Over the years Michael and the restaurant have received numerous accolades, including the Sante Sustainable Restaurant Award, Sante Innovative Cuisine Award and the Wine Spectator Award to mention a few.
Michael offers custom cooking classes, restaurant consulting, & works in the community nurturing interest in eating locally & sustainably. He also mentors young people who have an interest in the restaurant industry.
See Michael’s Cooking Segments on WCAX Morning News, "Recipes & Food"
Here is what they're saying about us...
"Laura and Michael Kloeti were among the first chef/restaurateurs to champion local ingredients...and they've been joined by a handful of other chefs whose restaurants are committed to showcasing Vermont's bounty."
– USA Today
“The extensive menu begins with great comfort food and then burnishes everything to a glossy finish.”
“Gifted Swiss Born Chef, Michael Kloeti… is solidly on track with favorites inspired by his childhood… Lucky Vermont. Kloeti picks up where he left off at New York’s Lespinasse.” - Ski Magazine
”Elegant” - New York Times
“Best Restaurant, Best Steak & Best Wine List” - Forbes Traveler
“Michael's masterful synthesis of local products with innovative European cuisine has made Michael's on the Hill, which he operates with his wife Laura, a unique culinary destination in Vermont. Michael’s commitment to raising consciousness regarding food's origins from farm to table embodies the essence of the prestigious Chef of the Year award.”
- Vermont Hospitality Council