Michael Formichella, C.M.C.
Chella Foods, Inc.
President and co-owner of Chella Foods, Chef Michael Formichella's 40+ years of experience is passionately engaged running the business: directing product development - from creating ideas, conducting research and development - through the introduction of new Client products into the marketplace. Chef Michael's success includes menu solutions for many of the top 200 national foodservice operators. His structured approach is a key enabler in mastering food challenges that produce innovative foodservice, retail, deli, c-store and industrial product success for Clients. From concept to plant production to kitchen execution, Chef Michael leverages an international scope of experience and disciplines. Prior to launching Chella Foods, Formichella was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Smithfield Innovation Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods.