Hello! I’m Michelle Della Penna, a first-generation American from a very Italian-Argentinean family. I grew up in the kitchen, learning the art of Italian cooking from my Nonna. Food is the center of every event; it’s how we show love, maintain our heritage and leave our legacy. During high school, I became a vegetarian and started reinventing some of our family favorites into vegetarian friendly dishes. The results were delicious, satisfying and healthy recipes that encouraged my life long love affair with food.
Many years later, Michy’s, was born. A former vegan sous chef, I started Michy’s in support of my father’s choice to treat his cancer with a holistic approach and an all-vegan diet. After witnessing the positive impact of his healthy lifestyle change, I founded Michy’s with the intention of helping people make better choices about the food that they eat, while proving just how delicious and easy “good for you food” can be.
Now many years later I am here; bringing my special brand of wellness and plant-based living to the masses through my cooking classes, recipes, how-to-videos and catering. For the last 2 years I have also been a Chef and Consultant for the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, the same doctor that created the Prostate study in which my dad was a participant. I am inspired and encouraged every day by the changes I see in the lives of the people I have helped and worked with. It is an honor to work with such an esteemed group of professionals and clients.
Thank you for visiting Michy’s Foods. We look forward to hearing from you soon!