(Sarasota County) Morton’s Gourmet Market is pleased to welcome Michelle Wolforth as its new Executive Catering Chef. A culinary arts graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality, Ms. Wolforth will oversee the company’s award-winning catering department featuring an extensive menu of party favorites and custom event planning.
“We’re happy to have Michelle join our market family and look forward to the creativity and leadership she will bring to our catering department,” said co-owner Todd Morton. “Our catering team is among the best in the business, and we’re excited about growing this part of our company.”
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Wolforth joined the Morton’s team in October of last year. She most recently served as Chef Consultant at Cooked Chicago, a chef-prepared fresh meal delivery service. Her professional background includes culinary positions at such prestigious restaurants as the Waldorf Astoria and The Peninsula in Chicago, The Soho House in New York City, and the Mandarin Oriental in Boston. She also worked as a banquet chef at Gillette Stadium for the New England Patriots where she prepared food for luxury box suites and up to 15,000 guests.
About Morton’s Market
Established in 1969, Morton’s Gourmet Market has been a Sarasota fixture for decades and is known for its award-winning catering services, talented in-house chefs, and personalized customer service. As a family-owned enterprise for four generations, Morton’s was founded by Ted Morton and is currently run by a host of family members, including father-and-son team Eddie and Todd Morton. Today, Morton’s Market is a full-service specialty food store renowned for its prime meats and seafood, extensive deli and house-made prepared foods, and large selection of fine wines and cheeses from around the world. They recently expanded to include Morton’s Siesta Market and Siesta Village Liquors.