While some chefs and bakers on social media find their passion by chance, Melissa Stadler always knew she was born to cook. She was helping her mother in the kitchen from a young age and was always fascinated with the art of cooking. But had not expected her private passion to make her into a social media start with over 30k followers on Instagram and her own successful business.
Melissa’s passion for cooking started at her mom’s kitchen, where she would often help to cook for her five brothers. Bring the only girl in a household full of boys, she had to find her own niche – and cooking it was.
That interest follower her into high school, and in 2010 she felt confident enough in her skills to start competing in recipe contests. She spent five years traveling, competing and cooking with some of the biggest names in the industry. Her experience in the kitchen, and her degree in communications, helped her turn her passion into a business, and soon she launched her blog and social media brand, “Modern Honey.”
Today she shares her recipes with her thousands of followers, and still enjoys cooking for her friends and family. All it took was a knack for cooking, business savvy, and determination.