Mike Colón is the Culinary Director for the Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar, home of America’s First Combination Candy Bar. Born and raised in South Florida, Mike always had a passion for food that was fueled by his Latin upbringing and time spent with family in the kitchen and around a table. Mike made his culinary debut in New Orleans where he spent a decade honing his skills while working for critically acclaimed restaurants such as Commander’s Palace, Willa Jean, and Restaurant August. It was at the latter that his focus in the industry took a deep dive into the sweet world of handcrafted chocolate. Shortly after moving to Nashville, Mike found himself joining the Goo Goo family where his dream of working with chocolate daily was made a reality.