Michael Sellers discovered his passion for artisanal bread baking after a 25-year career in marketing, design, and technology based in New York City. Michael’s love for bread is matched only by his desire to discover new ways to foster community and guarantee equal access to high quality food through the act of baking.
Michael has studied bread baking with Jeffrey Hamelman, former Bakery Director at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, VT; Tim Healea of Little T Baker in Portland, OR; Ciril Hitz, renowned bread and pastry teacher; and farm-to-table chef and former Gourmet magazine editor Ian Knauer of The Farm Cooking School in Titusville, NJ.
Michael was named "Best New Bread Baker" by Westchester Magazine in 2017, and teaches bread baking classes online and at Journeyman Bakery throughout the year. He is a graduate of the inaugural cohort of Element 46, a startup incubator launched in 2019 by New York State’s Westchester County.