Michelle Pellegri has been a pastry chef and culinary educator since 2004, and is the owner of , a cottage-licensed home baking business. Leaving the corporate world behind, she shifted gears and decided to turn her passion baking and creativity into a new career. She graduated from the culinary program at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, GA and rounded out her education with a transformative culinary internship in France at Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne, under the supervision of Anne Willan.
Michelle is a native Atlantan and first-generation Italian-America. She grew up in a household that valued fresh baked bread and focaccia, made homemade pasta, and grew vegetables; all of which instilled an appreciation for cooking and eating really great food. Michelle's professional pastry experience includes stints at Bacchanalia, Star Provisions, Rainwater, and Varasano's Pizzeria. She teaches baking and cooking classes all around Atlanta and if she could bake one thing, everyday for the rest of her life, it would be croissants.