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Michael is a dynamic and innovative Chef based in metropolitan New York, with a vision to drive healthy change. He is CEO of Global Food Solutions (developing healthy, affordable food products for schools and food service), Corporate Executive Chef and Marketing Director of Advantage Food Marketing (brokering and branding foodservice products), and Managing Partner of LineCor Distribution Solutions (providing 3PL scalable distribution and logistics solutions). 

 

He is a two-time alumnus from Johnson & Wales University, holding degrees in Culinary Arts & Food Service Management and Entrepreneurship. Since completing his studies, Michael has founded several multimillion dollar companies which include the development and launch of 7 major brands in the food service industry, navigating USDA regulation and developing food product to rigorous standards, and leading product development for some of North America's largest food manufacturers. 

 

Michael's work focuses on developing healthy alternative products for the school food service industry, specifically aimed at supporting local producers to maintain fresh, nutritious foods for school kids, and to sustain communities through supporting local business. Over the past year, through partnerships and products developed by Michael, his company [Global Food Solutions] has become one of the largest suppliers to New York City Public Schools (Largest school district in america), serving over 1.3 million students on any given day, and an additional 2+ million students around the country daily.

 

He is an outspoken supporter of No Kid Hungry - a campaign aimed at ending child hunger in America - and an advocate for school breakfast programs. In recent past, Michael was invited to attend three Forbes 30 Under 30 Summits (in the U.S. and Israel).

 

Graduated JWU - 2009 - 2012

Associate in Science -  Culinary Arts - 2012 - Magma Cum Laude

Bachelor’s of Science - Food Service Entrepreneurship - 2012 - Magma Cum Laude

Minor -  Environmental Sustainability - 2012 - Magma Cum Laude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serve Safe Certified 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adobe ACE

Adobe Illustrator CS6/CC - Level I, II - 2012 -

Adobe Photoshop CS6/CC - Level I - 2012 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Culinary Federation 

SNA - School Nutrition Association 

No Kid Hungry 

ACDA 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Chefs Association 

Covenant House - New York 

Alliance For a Healthier Generation 

American Culinary Federation

Research Chef’s Association

AWARDS + ACCOLADES

CERTIFICATIONS

ORGANIZATIONS + SUPPORT

Forbes Under 30 Summit - Philladelphia, PA - 2014

 

Forbes Under 30 Summit - Philladelphia, PA - 2015

 

Forbes Under 30 Summit - Tel Aviv, Isreal - 2016

 

WRITING + SPEAKING

Forbes Content Challange - 2014

 

Johsnson & Wales - Guest Speaker Alumni Leaders Week - 2014 

 

Reser's Fine Foods - Partner in Success Article - 2015

 

Forbes U30 Article & Podcast - 2016

 

 

Managing Partner - Global Food Solutions

Managing Partner - LineCor Distribution Solutions