Baker Spotlight: Chef Michael Savino, Michael’s Cookie Jar

Savino opened Michael’s Cookie Jar in 2006 as an online bakery primarily selling wholesale products.

“We shared a kitchen with a lady who makes wedding cakes in Tomball and she was very gracious,” Savino says. “She let me use the kitchen whenever she wasn’t and even sometimes when she was using it…and then in 2010 we moved to where we are now in West U, and so we have been here about three and a half years.”

Michael’s Cookie Jar is currently enrolled in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, which is designed to help the business grow. Through the program, Savino has been able to establish a second location downtown that expected to open in early November.

“There will be no production there,” Savino says. “We will do all of the production here and we will bring our products over there. We are going to have a small oven so we can have chocolate chip cookies out of the oven every day in the afternoon, but it is definitely going to be a retail environment.