Bommarito is a graduate (1997, Blue Ribbon
Status) of The Institute of Culinary Education (formerly, Peter
Kumps New York Cooking School) located in the heart of
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 historic and
world-renowned Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, NY. Supporting
the Executive Chef with the preparation of recipes for fine
pastries and desserts was a daily responsibility for Bommarito.
Bommarito was deemed a finalist in the 1997
Harry Wils "How Sweet It Is" pastry competition with her own
chocolate sculpture. Also, while working in New York at the
Institute of Culinary Education and at Amy's Bread Company, Bommarito enhanced her culinary techniques and recipe
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 fact, Bommarito
appeared alongside Martha Stewart during a spring 2000 program
where she demonstrated assembly of an intricately themed "Spring
The distinctiveness and uniqueness of
Bommarito's designs and cakes have been subject to numerous
newspaper and magazine articles including, Detroit Free Press,
Martha Stewart Living, Oakland Style Magazine, Bride's Magazine.
In May 2004, Bommarito was invited to
participate in a Bride Magazine Special Edition spotlighting 20
Wedding Cake Designers from around the country. Currently she is
working with Bride Magazine on a May 2010 photo shoot.
In February 2004 Bommarito was selected one
of five wedding cake designers to compete in the Food Network's
first wedding cake challenge television program.
Bommarito continues to accept invitations to compete in Food
Network challenges and has competed in eight 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
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. To this day, this is one of
Bommarito's favorite experiences.
Bommarito has over 21 years of professional
and personal experience in the hospitality and food service
Early in her career, she played a central and vital
role in managing the family run Italian Market, Bommarito
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 9 years, Bommarito was
sole-proprietor of her own company Michelle Bommarito LLC, which
designed and created Wedding cakes, Cookies and Fine Pastries.
During those years, Bommarito also shared
her passion for cooking by offering an array of Interactive
Culinary courses for individuals, groups and corporate "Team
Building" events throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area.
Locations include Schoolcraft College, Specialties Showroom,
Whole Foods Market, Crittenton Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital.
In 2009, Bommarito stepped out of the Bake
Shoppe and is now focusing on expanding her teachings throughout
the United States of America.
Currently Bommarito travels extensively to
offer "Eating Well" Speaking Engagements, Super Power Food
Culinary Demonstrations, Inspirational Wedding Cake Design
Workshops and to judge Cake Competitions.
Visit her web site at