Michelle Gauthier was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and graduated from LSU with a degree in Communication Studies. A serial entrepreneur, she owned a women’s clothing store in New Orleans then a furniture store in Manhattan before following her lifelong passion for food. She attended the professional program at the Institute of Culinary Education and 10 years later opened the first Mulberry & Vine in Tribeca in 2013. To date, Mulberry & Vine has four locations in Manhattan and one location in Brooklyn. Expansion plans include more locations in Manhattan as well as other markets. Mulberry & Vine has received numerous accolades and was named one of America's Hottest Fast Casual Startups by QSR Magazine.
Michelle is a full-time single parent to her two boys, JW and Rome, and lives in Tribeca, a stone's throw from her first location.