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The Balancing Act: CEO to Father

For Father’s Day we wanted to give you an inside look on what it is like for Michael Angelo, Founder and CEO of Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc., to be a father for his three children and simultaneously run a multi- million dollar company. His three children Michael (25), Nicco (24), and Natalia (19) have grown up right alongside the company.  Although it is definitely not an easy task, Michael has managed to be an involved, loving father while still having time left to run his own company.

One of the moments I remember clearly where I had to juggle being CEO and Dad was onetime my son Michael had his first Kindergarten classroom recital. However, at the time I was on the East coast doing business and had an appointment in California the next morning.  I had decided early on how important it was to always be there for all of the football games, recitals, shows, and events in my kids’ lives, and this recital was no exception.family 2

I flew from the East coast, landed in Austin and ran to the event to see Michael sing, then directly went back to the airport to make a flight for a sales meeting in California for the next morning. Clearly this wasn’t the easiest trip to manage, but I knew I had to be there for my son. I don’t regret a single red eye flight I have ever taken for my kids.

There is nothing better than Father’s Day. I have worked tirelessly to build this business and make constant, demanding decisions that can change the life of the business in a second. On Father’s Day when I am surrounded by all of my children that I have chosen to put above everything, I know I have made the right decision with my family. When you feel the admiration they have for all the time and care that it takes to raise such great, positive, and strong young people; there is absolutely nothing more rewarding.


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Share Your Love For Italy Contest

Calling all Italian food lovers! People who truly love Italian food know that taste is everything and that the best meals are prepared with love. If you’re someone who shares our passion for authentic Italian experiences and the ingredients that make great food, show us your expertise by creating and submitting a video that shares your knowledge and your love of Italian food— whether it features your own dish, an old family recipe, or a passion for a MA-Contest_FBProfilecertain ingredient.

The person who submits the winning entry will taste, sip and savor the flavors of Italy alongside the Michael Angelo’s family this September. You’ll travel the Italian countryside searching for the highest quality ingredients, experience old-world food preparation and see why Michael Angelo’s has been doing it the same way for more than 30 years.

How to Enter

  • Simply go to the  Wildfire App on our Facebook Page and upload a 1-3 minute video that shares your knowledge and your love of Italian food between now and July 5, 2013. Be sure your video shows us why you’re the perfect candidate for a food lover’s experience of a lifetime.
  • If your video is chosen as one of five finalists, you’ll be notified via private Facebook message.
  • Michael Angelo’s Facebook fans will vote on the finalists to determine the winning video. If you’re a finalist, it’s up to you to share your video to score more votes.
  • Good luck!

Contest Ends

July 05, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (CDT)

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