The Gemma Team

Michael Lawson, Executive Sous Chef – After graduating from Culinary Institute of America, Michael stayed on as a teaching assistant at Caterina Di Medici, the Italian restaurant on the CIA campus.  Lawson later moved to Las Vegas where he worked at several casinos and restaurants, most notably in the front of the house at China Poblano and as a sous chef for Mario Batali at B&B Ristorante.  With the birth of his second child, Michael and his wife decided to move back to Dallas, to be closer to family and join the team at Gemma.