Michael Schulson

Executive Chef and Owner, Izakaya and Sampan; Co-Owner, The Saint James

Executive Chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson is the charismatic chef and owner of Sampan, an intimate modern Asian restaurant in Center City, Philadelphia, and Izakaya, a modern Japanese pub in Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. Chef Schulson is also the face, name and creator of a popular line of boutique frozen dumplings from

A gifted chef with a knack for sharing his hard-won knowledge of Asian culture and cuisine in a friendly, approachable way, Chef Schulson makes frequent print and television appearances. He has starred on three television series: TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off, Style network’s Pantry Raid and Discovery Channel’s Go Ahead, Make My Dinner. He has also appeared as a guest on The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Live! with Regis and Kelly, The View, Rachel Ray and The Tyra Banks Show. He has been featured in a wide range of publications, from The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to the cover of Food Arts. For more information on Chef Schulson and his many exciting projects, please visit