Michael is a 17 year old baker, business owner, social entrepreneur and food justice advocate. Michael has been baking since he was 9 years old but has been interested in the challenges of inequality since he learned about the historic March on Washington at age 6. Michael comes from a home of educators and advocates and began to ask questions early on about the challenges of inequity. Inspired by a pair of TOMS shoes he received as a present, Michael decided that he would begin a baking business with a 1-for1 model. From the beginning of Michael’s Desserts, he has donated a dessert to someone in need for every one dessert that he sells. With this model Michael has served countless people.
Michael appeared with 11 of the best kid bakers in the country, in season 4 of Kids Baking Championship on Food Network. Has given a TedX Talk, and been featured in the Washington Post, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Capital Gazette, and local news.