MICHAEL PLATT – P.L.L.A.T.E. / MICHAELS DESSERTS
Diagnosed with epilepsy at age 9 and advised to cut back his involvement in sports, Michael decided to pursue his passion for cooking and baking. He began his business as an 11-year-old and resolved to use it as a way to help others. He started small, baking cupcakes and delivering them to kids at domestic violence shelters. “My dad tells me to do what I love in service to others,” says Michael. “That’s why I chose to use Michaels Desserts to help people – to support them with their basic needs so they can pursue what they love to do and make a difference with it.”
Michael was a 2021 Winner of the Barron Prize.