About Michelle... 

​The Mediterranean Mama

Michelle Karam A.K.A. The Mediterranean Mama 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 so 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.

She has been the private chef for prestigious clients including Sony Pictures, Norman Lear, and Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure.  She has shared her culinary skills on numerous television shows and is appearing as a chef on this season of Food Network’s  “Food Network Star“(Season 11) She has also appeared on,  Bravo’s  “Rocco’s Dinner Party,” with celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito, and NBC’s “South Florida Today Show.”

Michelle is currently the featured chef for ModernMom.com, the website of Brooke Burke from Dancing with the Stars, where she gives moms all around the world cooking tips and recipes.  She is also part of their “Let’s Cook” TV series.  Michelle is the Featured Chef for ehow.com and was the featured chef on Target’s Holiday Solutions 2010, Pier I Imports  “Tasting Party Collection” and Answers.com.

She is currently the spokesperson for Idaho Spuds and leads the video series called “Let’s Whip Something Up.”  She has provided her culinary expertise to companies including Buitoni, Kashi, Keurig, and Pirate’s Booty.  She is 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 many on-camera appearances, Michelle was previously the producer and guest host of a weekly radio show for the Santa Barbara News-Press, focusing on local restaurants, reviews, recipes and travel.

Michelle is married with 3 children under 11.