February 9, 2015
The Akron-Canton Chefs Association and the Cleveland Chefs Association
are honored to present
Chef Michelle Bommarito
“Energizing your Pantry”
St. George Fellowship Hall
3204 Ridgewood Road Copley, Ohio
Chef Bommarito is a graduate of The Institute of Culinary Education located in Manhattan, NY. She is accredited in the Culinary Arts. In addition to her culinary degree, she received her Undergraduate Degree from The University of Michigan in 1990 where she earned a BSA in Marketing Management, with a Minor in Psychology.
While living and working in New York, Bommarito had the privilege of being employed by the world-renowned Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, NY
Bommarito deemed a finalist in the 1997 Harry Wils “How Sweet It Is” pastry competition with her own chocolate sculpture.
Significant culinary experiences also include being a Freelance Artist for Martha Stewart Omni Media in Westport, CT and at Living Magazine in Manhattan. This unique career opportunity afforded her the ability to develop and expand her own research and development capabilities.
In February 2004 Bommarito was selected one of five wedding cake designers to compete in Food Network first wedding cake challenge television program. Bommarito continues to accept invitations to compete in Food Network challenges and has competed in nine challenges thus far. (Bringing home one gold medal and two silver medals).
In September 2004, Bommarito was asked to be Athlete Michael Jordan’s personal chef during his week long visit for the 35th Ryder Cup held at Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan.
Further management skills were developed when she worked at Marriott Corp., where she was responsible for the organization of the sales division, concept planning related to specialty and hospitality events, and developing and executing marketing plans.
For the past 14 years, Bommarito has been sole-proprietor of her own company which designs and creates wedding cakes, cookies and fine pastries. . Although her name is synonymous with wedding cake challenges on Food Network, in 2009 the energetic entrepreneur boldly stepped out of the bakeshop and is now focusing on expanding her teachings. After many experimental years, Bommarito has discovered how to stay fit by choosing the right foods to put into your body and now desires to share her message. Bommarito’s goal is to make a difference in the fight against obesity and various cancers, more importantly just to remind people to take better care of “you”. Currently, Bommarito is working with the National Food Service Management Institute’s “Connect: Chefs to Schools” and “Healthy Cuisine for Kids. Both programs are initiated by our First Lady, Michelle Obama in order to bring awareness of obesity in children. Bommarito travels extensively to offer “Eating Well” Speaking Engagements, Motivational Speaking, Super Power Food Culinary Demonstrations, and Inspirational Wedding Cake Design Workshops.