Joined :2/23/2010 | Video Recipes: 1 | Follow Chef
Cheektowaga, NY United States
My name is Mike Bielli, born and raised in Buffalo NY. I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York. I have worked for the Park Lane Tavern and Oyster Bar (no longer in existence at Gate circle in buffalo), Wegmans food markets, Walt Disney World in Florida, and I was a freelance food stylist for the Television Food Network in New York City. Now I am a chef in the Buffalo NY area. I grew up in the kitchen with mom and grandma, making food for the people we love. They taught me the basics and our traditional Italian family recipes. I learned a long time ago that cooking and showing others how to cook is in my heart, and that making people happy with food is what I am supposed to do with my life. While at the Television Food Network I met and worked with so many incredible chefs and celebrity chefs, including Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Sara Moulton, Emeril Lagasse, Rocco DiSpirito, Ming Tsai and even Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. I hope my video recipes help you with your meals as well as give you confidence and the knowledge to create fun and new wonderful flavors in your kitchen.