Chef and restaurateur Michael S. Thomson is a recognized leader in the Texas food movement, and the force behind Fort Worth's successful MICHAELS CUISINE Restaurant & Bar. Thomson founded the restaurant in 1992 after an early career with several well-known Texas hotels and restaurants. For 8 years, he was the corporate consulting chef for the Burlington Northern Railroad, and was an international chef for Delta Air Lines during the '90s. Thomson also serves as an ambassador for the Texas Beef Council and the U.S. Meat Export Federation, training foreign chefs in the mysteries of Texas Cuisine. His innovative cookery reached a national audience through his column, ''C.P. Express'' in Chile Pepper magazine, as well as through frequent television appearances and cooking classes.