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Who We Are

Discover healthy recipes and inspiring scriptures by ordering one of our cookbooks!

About Big-Um’s Table of Four

Big-Um’s Table of Four is a business established by Chef Michael Whitlow from 2003 to 2005. We offer useful cookbooks filled with healthy recipes and biblical scriptures to customers in Columbus, Ohio.


Our goal is to create delicious food for the soul.

Get to Know the Owner

Chef Michael Whitlow

Michael E. Whitlow is the owner and founder of Big-Um's Table of Four. He is also the CEO of Big-UM’s Catering, an executive chef, and a consultant for our other upcoming businesses. With more than 10 years of experience, Michael helps chefs and entrepreneurs maintain their businesses usually by resolving problems within an organization.

Chef Michael Whitlow has always enjoyed starting and running a business centered around food. By the time he was 16 years old, he was one of the first young men to take home economics at Linden McKinley High School. Afterward, he spent time in the United States Air Force (USAF) from April 1972 until May 1974.

When he’s not working on his cookbooks, he is bowling, fishing, cooking, going to church, and teaching at school. Michael is a wise and humble small business owner, writer, devoted father, granddad, and great-granddad from East Columbus, Ohio.

Michael is a man that asks questions. He is an outgoing and serious-minded Christian who takes matters into his own hands when time permits. What he loves most in life are Jesus Christ, his home, and his family. His idea of a perfect day consists of waking up in a good mood every morning, a prayer, and a great meal.

He is currently writing various cookbooks to introduce you to how food represents us on a spiritual level. In his books, you’ll be able to learn several points and recipes that can help control what kind of food you and your loved ones should eat to boost your immune systems, especially against COVID-19. 


Columbus State Community College (Columbus, Ohio)

  • Associate Degree in Hospitality, Food Service, and Restaurant Management (2005 – 2010)
  • Associate Degree in Hospitality, Restaurant Management, and Pastry Arts (2009 – 2010)
  • Baking Certificate in Hospitality and Restaurant Management From a Baking Program (2009 – 2010)
Ohio Christian University (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management (2010 – 2013)
  • Master of Arts Degree in Managerial Management (2012 – 2014)

Grace International Bible University (Baltimore, Marylin)

  • Doctorate in Christian Education (2018 or 2020)
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