Michelle Talarico
Michelle TalaricoSecretary
Owner, Cravings, 5 Star Catering

Michelle’s Bio

Michelle Talarico is Co-Owner and Director of Sales for Picnic Basket Catering, Cravings Five Star Events and Buffalo Gals Grilling Company. She has been a leader in the Colorado Springs community for over 25 years. Being a Colorado College Alum helped build a passion for community & service. She has served on many non-profit boards including; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Children’s Literacy Center, Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance, The Colorado Springs Wine Festival, Colorado Springs Leadership Institute, Colorado Caterers Association, The International Caterers Association and Colorado Springs Diversity forum.

Michelle is a 2002 graduate of the CSLI program at The Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs. She was the chair of several successful fundraising events; JDRF Promise Ball, Children’s Literacy Center Vintners dinner, Colorado Springs Wine Festival Grand Tasting. Michelle supports the following on a yearly basis; Pikes Peak Hospice, Tessa, Casa, Grace Fund; Family Affair, PP Habitat for Humanity. Cs Symphony, MDA, Kid Power, Goodwill, Urban Peak, Colorado Springs Conservatory, Young life, Community Partnership for Child Development, PP United Way, Junior Achievement, American Red Cross, Kid Power, Care and Share, along with many others throughout the years.

Her companies have been constant winner in the Gold Best Catering Category for 24 plus years in the Independent, The Gazette, The Business Journal & Colorado Meetings and Events. Her companies employ nearly 100 full and part time employees in Colorado Springs and beyond.

Michelle has one son, Sam Talarico, who is a junior at Cheyenne Mountain High School and the light of her life!