Born a Delaware native, Michael McNutt developed a love for seafood at a young age while crabbing with his father on the Chesapeake inlet rivers. After realizing his passion for food could translate to a career, Mike took a job at the Hotel DuPont after high school. He learned from strict European chefs, and quickly became proficient in classic French cuisine. Chef Mike attended Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts, where he further honed his craft. Upon graduation, Mike climbed the ranks of the Rare Group, for whom he specialized in opening new restaurants in the New England area. Missing home, Mike eventually moved back to Delaware, and joined the Big Fish team in 2009, during the opening of the Riverfront location. Chef Mike strives to combine his knowledge of traditional technique with his love of seafood to produce the freshest seasonal specials for the masses to enjoy at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront.