Maie Day Pork Chop

Executive Chef

Michael Fojtasek opened his inaugural restaurant, Olamaie, in August of 2014. It was the culmination of a lifetime spent appreciating the power food has to bring people together around a table. As a child, he discovered the draw of cooking watching his mother and grandmother, “Big Ola,” prepare meals, eventually working beside them. A stint at FINO (Austin) solidified his desire to commit himself to a career in hospitality. Fojtasek went on to attend The Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, expanding upon that education with positions at Kent Rathbun’s restaurant Abacus (Dallas),...