Michael’s status as a chef and author has been highlighted in publications that include; the New York Times, Ocean Drive magazine, Cooking Light magazine, Travel and Leisure magazine and National Culinary Review as well as his cookbooks being highly placed on Amazon's cookbook list.
He has appeared on television cooking segments and has been featured as one of South Florida’s pivotal figures in the Florida’s exotic tropical fusion cooking. Michael Bennett is a well-known,award winning chef - as Chef of the Year - whose clients are a Who’s Who of Media and Sports personalities.
He earned critical culinary kudos as the Executive chef for the 26 year, culinary tour d’ force - Left Bank restaurant. Under his auspices he brought the restaurant its first ever Best of -Zagat Survey, Four Stars - AAA and Four Diamonds -Mobil.
He is affiliatted with several culinary and food-related organizations.