Cameron Mitchell Restaurants


Executive Chef

For some, running a restaurant is a business. For us, it is our calling. Our passion for food and fine dining comes first, business second. We are a chef-driven restaurant. For you, that means fine dining at its best. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Executive Chef Michael Coleman


Marcella's Polaris Executive Chef Michael Coleman standing on the outdoor patio.Michael Coleman, executive chef of Marcella’s Polaris, joins the family with years of experience, including his most recent role as an executive chef at Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern for 10 years. During his time there, he was awarded Executive Chef of the Year in 2018.

A native of Colorado Springs, CO, Coleman was introduced into the restaurant and hospitality world in high school where he began washing dishes because he simply needed a job and didn’t know what he was interested in. Working his way up from there, Coleman began to enjoy the atmosphere and the people around him, and he decided to build a career from it.

“Slow down and absorb everything around you,” Coleman says when asked what advice he has for those interested in a career in restaurants and hospitality. “You never stop learning, whether it is about food or people.”

Coleman also says his greatest lesson in his professional career is that “it is impossible to do everything yourself; you need to lean on those around you to help support you. You cannot rush your goals. Trust the process and things will find a way of working themselves out. Just don’t ever stop!”

Coleman currently resides in Hilliard, OH, with his wife, Miranda, and three kids, Cooper, Rylan & Ansley. In his time outside of work, he enjoys sports, being outside, and cooking with his kids. In his new role, Coleman most looks forward to continuing to learn about different people, making new relationships, and developing himself into a better chef.