Chef Laura Romito is the creator of High 5 Salts with Benefits, a line of perfectly balanced organic salt blends hand made in Detroit’s historic Eastern Market. High 5 Salts work with all the tastes your tongue recognizes to help you create better tasting food!
Chef Laura graduated first in her class from the Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts program and has worked in the food world in many capacities for twenty years. Her first culinary “gig” was at the renowned Golden Mushroom in Southfield. Laura is fortunate to have learned from some of southeast Michigan’s greatest including: Chef Dan Huglier, CMC, Chef Jeff Gabriel, CMC, Chef Brian Polcyn, CEC., and Chef Keven Gawronski, CMC.
Chef Romito first taught cooking classes in Schoolcraft’s Continuing Education department, and then developed a cooking class program for local Williams-Sonoma stores. She worked as a Chef/Consultant for Holiday Market where she started their catering business and cooking school. Laura’s last restaurant job was as the pastry chef for Lockhart’s in Royal Oak. Most recently she co-founded Taste-Full Tours, a culinary tour company that carried food-fascinated folks all over metro Detroit, introducing them to out of the way, exceptional cooks, chefs, restaurants, markets, and local food products.
She is currently the Executive Chef for the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, and is the chef and “Head Food Geek” at Food Geek Foods based in Eastern Market. She also works as a recipe developer and conSALTant for several local food entrepreneurs, restaurants and catering businesses.
A proud mom of two great boys and grateful wife of her amazing husband Tom, Laura lives in Royal Oak where she manages to teach a few yoga classes a week in an effort to keep calm and cook on!