CHEF MIKE
HAWKS

The Rail 

3265 W. Market Street            4347 Belden Village Mall      
Akron, OH 44333                     Canton, OH 44718                  

Telephone: 330-864-7245          Telephone: 330-497-7550         

400 Great Northern Mall            17885 Southpark Center           5839 Frantz Road 

North Olmsted, OH 44070          Strongsville, OH. 44136            Dublin, OH 43016

Telephone: 440-979-1979           Telephone: 440-783-1275        Telephone: 6144-725-3200

 Cooking has been Chef Hawks’ livelihood since the ripe age of 16, when he began cooking at a  family restaurant and catering company. Although originally determined to become a  Computer Engineer, Hawks decided to make a career out of food and moved to Pittsburgh,  where he received a Culinary Arts degree from Pennsylvania Culinary Institute – a Le Cordon  Bleu school. He has since worked every back-of-house position, from chef at a boarding school  to Kitchen Manager at large chain restaurants to a private chef.

 “Hollywood” Hawks, as he’s affectionately known to us for his endless charisma and talents,  started at The Rail as Executive Chef of Akron in January of 2013. He went on to open the  North Olmsted and Canton Rail locations and in July of 2015, he became the Executive Chef for  Mike Mariola Restaurants, overseeing all recipe development, menu changes and back-of-  house training while setting and maintaining quality food expectations.

Tel: 952-835-7621

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