Michelle Karam

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Michelle Karam is a dynamic professional chef, cooking show personality, food blog writer, catering company owner, and the mother of three young children.  A chef from the prestigious California Culinary Academy, Michelle has always had a passion for great food and the generosity to share her recipes with others. As a busy mom, she understands that many women are juggling careers, family and household, and she gladly reveals her kitchen secrets to fast, healthy meals that even the pickiest of eaters will love.

Michelle began her catering and event company, The Mediterranean Mama,  in her own home, creating unique parties for friends and family.  She’s been the private chef for prestigious clients including Sony Pictures, Norman Lear, and Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure.  She’s shared her culinary skills on numerous t.v. shows appearing as The Next Food Network Star and Bravo’s  “Rocco’s Dinner Party,” with celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito, and NBC Florida’s  “Today Show.”

Michelle is currently the Featured Chef for ModernMom.com and their “Let’s Cook” series.  She’s the Featured Chef for ehow.com where she has filmed over 50 online segments teaching how to make delicious recipes with a no stress attitude.  She was the featured chef on Target’s Holiday Solutions 2010, Pier I Imports  “Tasting Party Collection,” and Answers.com.

She’s currently the spokesperson for Idaho Spuds and leads the video series “Let’s Whip Something Up.”  She has provided her culinary expertise to companies including Buitoni, Kashi, Keurig, and Pirate’s Booty.  She’s a forum leader for “Connect: Professional Women’s Network” on LinkedIN.com for CITI, which helps women increase their network connections and provides valuable tips and inspirational stories for professional success.

In addition to her on-camera appearances, Michelle is the producer and guest host of a weekly radio show for the Santa Barbara News Press,  focusing on travel,  local restaurants, reviews, and recipes.

Michelle lives in Santa Barbara , California with her husband, CFO Juan Carlos Karam, and their three kids:  Vincent, Lucas and Lillie.

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