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,
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.
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 Garden” cake.
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. In February Bommarito
was featured as one of 24 Top Designers.
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 four
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
Bommarito has over 21 years of professional and personal experience in the hospitality
and food service industry.
Early in her career, she played a central and vital role in managing the family run
Italian Market, Bommarito Brothers CO. Bommarito also worked in Sales ad Marketing
in the hotel industry for Hilton and Marriott Corporations.
For the past 10 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
In 2009, Bommarito stepped out of the Bake Shoppe and is now focusing on expanding
her teachings throughout the United States of America and Internationally.
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.