Chef Miki has always enjoyed food and cooking, ever since she was a child baking treats from her Easy-Bake Oven. Sharing her treats with family and friends, she realized early on the deeper social interaction that happened with food.
After a successful business career, Chef Miki decided to shift gears and pursue a formal culinary education. While attending California School of Culinary Arts – Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Miki began her culinary career as a prep chef in Southern California restaurants and entertainment venues prior to joining the Melissa’ s Team.
Chef Miki creates and tests new recipes, as well as works on special culinary assignments for Melissa’s Food Service Team and Melissa’s national sales. Her affable nature and passion for cooking shines when representing Melissa’s at local and out-of-state trade shows and expos. She enjoys educating children and adults about increasing the consumption of produce while providing helpful tips and suggestions.
An active member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Chef Miki is constantly exploring all ethnic cuisines and loves to travel. She feels most at home in the kitchen, preparing comfort food meals and baking, although she has retired her Easy-Bake Oven.