Pastry Chef-Instructor

Though Chef Michelle Doll Olson started selling pies and working in a pizzeria in high school, she didn't consider a career in the food industry until after working for some of the city's top design and branding firms. After 10 years in the design industry, she traded pencils for whisks and attended ICC's Pastry Program and began as a sugar artist for Ron Ben-Israel. After a stint as Head Chef at Patisserie Colson, she opened Michelle Doll Cakes and joined International Culinary Center (ICC) as Chef-Instructor in Pastry Arts and Cake Techniques + Design in 2013. When asked about her return, she says "I love it here. The other instructors are truly inspirational." Michelle's cakes have appeared in several publications, including Bride’s,, The Knot and New York Magazine. She scuba dives, practices archery and has competed in Throwdown with Bobby Flay. (She won.)