Mike Gauthier has a degree in Culinary Arts from Monroe Community College and he has worked in a variety of food service establishments. He worked as a cook at St. John's Nursing Home and at the Episcopal Church Home in Rochester. He also cooked for the Rochester Red Wings during their 2009 season. He was the original chef at The Healing Connection when they first opened in 2010 and worked there for three years before leaving to go to St. John's. He missed working with the people and patients at The Healing Connection though so when the job opened up again in 2015 he was very happy to return.