Pictured: Vince DeSilva, Sr. Vice President, Membership Services presents the April 2019 Business of the Month honors to Melissa Gunderson, Chef & Owner; Tammy Johnson, Sous Chef & Assistant; and Eric Gunderson, Business Development
After kicking off her culinary career in New York City, Melissa Gunderson Melissa moved back to Atlanta, her home town, in 2000. She started as an Event Chef for Bold American upon her arrival in Atlanta, then worked with Proof of the Pudding as Catering Manager/Party Chef and The Epicurean as Sous Chef. While working with these premiere catering companies, she began to build her own clientele, eventually starting her own catering company, Morsels by Melissa, in 2007.
Morsels by Melissa is a full-service catering company. Melissa provides expertise to her clientele in the planning and implementation of corporate and private events, wedding receptions, and intimate dinners with full range menus including homemade specialty cakes and sweets. Morsels is known for building specialized menus for clients and their events, and also provides chef prepared meals to clients every two weeks via Ala Carte menus sent out by e-mail. Clients can enjoy the items fresh or can freeze them for later.
Morsels by Melissa is known for helping charitable groups such as The Mission Society, Friends of Refugees, Girl Scouts of America and Young Life. Melissa has volunteered with Friends of Refugees in Clarkston, Ga through the Mission Society teaching cooking classes to refugees to provide career options to individuals. She has also helped to organize events to raise money for this important community outreach. Melissa has donated her skills on missions to Russia and Namibia organizing and cooking the meals for the teams. Melissa has also volunteered with the Girl Scouts, teaching cake decorating and cooking classes. Morsels by Melissa catering donates many meals and treats throughout the year to help raise money for these charitable groups and others when possible.
Morsels by Melissa is an official sponsor of the Gwinnett Gladiators for the 2018 – 2019 season and has donated meals and treats to team members, staff and clientele.
Morsels by Melissa has been a Gwinnett Chamber member for three years. Morsels has donated meals and many treats to fellow members for the raffles at networking events and has donated meals for Business Before Hours and New Member Orientation. For more information, visit morselsbymelissa.com or call 678-357-2349.