NerdSteak is a site devoted to food and culture shenanigans.  Based in the Chicagoland area, NerdSteak will provide you with interesting and strange content about food, recipes, ingredients, food culture, and the comedy of epic wins/fails from around the world. There is no food too fancy, nor any food too cheap that NerdSteak won’t take full advantage of.


I am the CEO, CFO, COO, and busboy for NerdSteak.  I decided to start this site to give my opinion on the food and beverage industry across the world.  I also think I’m funny. Very funny.  Most of the content viewed through this site are my perspective on things, however I will try my best not to offend you, but I can’t make any guarantees.  Why listen to what I have to say anyway?

I have over 15 years experience in the food industry. The first half of my career thus far was being a chef in numerous high-end restaurants, country clubs, and corporate chains; the other half as an R&D chef for food manufacturers (yes, the people you blame for being unhealthy). I am also the chef/partner for a competition BBQ team called, Axe-Men BBQ. I play guitar and have toured with my fair share of B-list musicians,  I try to eat healthy when I can, but bacon and beer usually gets the best of me, and I play more video games than your average tween.  I pretend to be good at poker, I decided to try and learn how to play golf at 30 years old, I unsuccessfully quote movies, I watch too much TV, and I am addicted to humorous memes. I currently live in the Chicago suburbs surround by every chain and fast food restaurant you can think of, and I am more than happy to eat foie gras one day, and a cheap Chinese buffet the next.

My goal with NerdSteak is to entertain, educate, and provide silly content for your eye holes.


  1. Hey Mike. Thanks for dropping by! I’m having a good peruse around your site. Love the content – it’s informative and I’ve found myself laughing as I read too! Yipeee…I’m currently the last post!

  2. raroto says:

    Hi Mike! Thanks for checking out my blog! I live to eat LOL!! but I don’t have a flair for cooking, so guess I’ll settle for browsing through food blogs. Heh. See ya!

  3. thanks for visiting the site and liking my post! Watching and reading yours I can only think Wow! Great work.

  4. Hi Mike…I love your blog! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year !

  5. Simple Thoughts says:

    Howdy! Thanks so much for the like on my leftover post.

    Like your sense of humor – enjoying reading your posts. 🙂

  6. topa says:

    Thanks for liking my post! 🙂

  7. Gemma Ptolemy says:

    If I could do life over again I would have been an R&D chef. No one told me those existed when I was starting school.

  8. Jerry says:

    hey mike. thanks for liking my bbq sauce recipe. hope to see you using it one day. great blog here and i’m sure anybody will be educated and entertained by you. cheers!

  9. Thanks for the like on my Christmas Day post – awe inspiring, coming from someone who clearly knows what they are doing around food 🙂

  10. Thanks for dropping by Mike! I look forward to your other posts. I’ve never been to Chicago but I am sure it is filled with lots of wonderful food-filled delicacies and adventures.

  11. feelbetterin4days says:

    I look forward to more posts from you! You’ve got lots of energy and an appeal for entertaining! Btw, Happy New Year!

  12. foundationsweightloss says:

    Hi Mike, thanks for the like on my post, I love you’re energy! Looking forward to reading more from you in the future 🙂

  13. Erin Hedrick says:

    Congratulations! I’ve nominated you for the Shine On Award – read more about it here: http://eatingmyfeelings.com/2014/01/21/eating-my-feelings-receives-shine-on-award/

    Thanks for sharing your delicious food!! I absolute adore your blog.

  14. photoitaly says:

    Hi Mike, thank you for liking my post on italian pesto…all “likes” are nice to receive, but when it comes from an expert…it’s nicer! 🙂 and thank you for letting me discover your blog, which is interesting and funny, congratulations!
    I will keep on posting some italian recipes, any comment or suggestion from you is more than welcome.

  15. wingedprisms says:

    Thank you so much for visiting The Deeper Dessert! 😀

  16. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love your candid humor!

  17. Thanks for liking my Challenge No. 5 post! I’m new to the world of blogging and I really appreciate you popping by my website! 🙂

  18. Hi Mike! Thank you for checking our blog! 🙂 Don’t forget to pass by again after a while to check updates and results of our survey. Don’t let your grill cool off either! 😉

  19. Mike, you are long overdue for a post, yes? Maybe something with turkey for the coming holiday?

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