- Personal Chef Services
Spending summers with his
Grandparents in Providence,
Rhode Island is where Mike’s
love of food was born.
Experiences that include
picking lobsters straight from
the docks, quahoging and fishing
off his Uncle Vanni’s
boat, catching fresh pasta as it
flowed from the machines
and savoring éclairs and cannoli
from Conti’s Italian Bakery were
kindling for his future love.

Mike’s culinary experiences
expanded thru his years
spent as Assistant Banquet Chef
of the Resort at Squaw
Creek, Sous Chef of Moody’s
Bistro and Lounge and
Executive Chef of Christy Hill
At the 2007 Lake Tahoe Autumn
Food and Wine Jubilee, Mike
won the People’s Choice Gold
Medal for Best Food and the
People’s Choice Gold Medal for
Best Food and Wine Pairing. His
winning creation was toasted
ginger and pear beef tartare on
house made crostini with
dijon-crème fraiche paired with
Miner Family Vineyards,
Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir.

At the same festival in 2008,  Farm to
Belly won the Mountain Chef Blazing
Pans Cook - Off.  A one hour timed
cooking competition similar to Iron
Chef.  They defeated two time
defending champion
The Resort at Squaw Creek.

Mike Trombetta Chef/Owner
Farm to Belly - Personal Chef Services
PO Box 1382
Truckee, CA