Zack Sklar, 28

Zack SklarChef, Owner
Cutting Edge Cuisine, Social Kitchen and Bar, Mex

 

Culinary arts were a large part of Zack Sklar’s life even before he started his own catering company and opened two highly successful restaurants in Michigan. Zack’s passion in the kitchen started early. At 18, he won the local, regional and state competition for Skills USA, the largest culinary competition for young adults. He went on to study at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, and started catering dinner parties with his friends. 

It was a visit back to Michigan that focused Zack’s interest. He realized his hometown market didn’t have the culinary options he could provide so he built Cutting Edge Cuisine. It is now Michigan’s fastest growing catering company.
 
Zack opened two restaurants in Oakland County in the past two years. Social Kitchen & Bar, located in Birmingham, opened in 2012, was an immediate success. A year later, Zack opened Mex in Bloomfield Township to rave reviews. He plans to open more restaurants in Michigan, and is looking to expand to a nation-wide. 

 

Not one to forget his community, Zack gives back to those in need. He frequently donates his culinary services to nonprofit events, focusing on organizations that support youth cancer patients and animal shelters. Zack is currently developing a food program for an area church as a way to give back.

 

 

 

The information presented here was accurate as of January 2014.