Chef Michael Parise owner of "Parise Catering" in Las Vegas and famed "Cannoli kings" Los Angeles is in talks of new reality show. Comedian, business owner,celebrity chef and Family man Chef Parise has his hands full between LA and Las Vegas.
Online PR News – 07-February-2011 – – The owner of LA’s favorite catering company, Cannoli Kings, takes Cannoli mainstream. Cannoli Kings offers an iconic Italian dessert for sweeter events. Parise's personalized cannolis come in 350 flavors, from cappuccino to cookies and cream, peach cobbler to peanut butter and jelly. The 3- or 5-inch treats can also be wrapped and tied with a ribbon. For a twist on the decadent dessert, the Los Angeles-based company makes cannoli cakes.Wheels is a triple threat as he balances being Cannoli King’s owner, Dice’s road manager, and Dice’s opening act. “After giving up comedy so long ago and going into the cooking world it’s nice to do a reality show that’s about comedy and also has the catering element involved,” said Wheels
.About Chef Michael: Comedian chef Michael “Wheels” Parise grew up in an area known as ‘The Five Towns’ in Long Island, New York. His family later moved to Florida where he earned his high school diploma from Citrus High School in Inverness, Florida. In 1986, he moved back to New York to pursue his dream at becoming a comedian and work with his mentor Chef Victor Parise. In 1987 Wheels started performing stand up comedy in New York City. His natural talent earned him spots in New York comedy clubs such as Catch a Rising Star, Caroline’s, Improv and the Comic Strip. Comedy was his only job after leaving culinary school. He stayed with family and performed in clubs at night. He befriended comedians such as Chris Rock, Adam Sandler and Eddie Griffin. During one of his performances, fellow comedian Andrew “Dice” Clay realized his talent and asked Wheels to open for him in a national tour. In 1991, Wheels stared in a movie with Dice Clay called “ Dice Rules”. Eventually Wheels permanently moved to Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, he headlined comedy clubs such as Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store. Wheels started touring with Andrew “Dice” Clay in1990. He has headlined some of the biggest comedy venues from Pip’s in Brooklyn to the World Famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles to national arenas with Andrew Dice Clay.. He has appeared in over 15 movies and 70 TV shows. His career as a professional comedian was a promising one but when he met his future wife,Sherilene, that he traded the comedy stage for the kitchen. Wheels started his own full service catering business in 2003 called Cannoli Kings. What started off as a Cannoli Mail order service and drop off catering to small businesses grew into personal chef services for celebrities as well as catering for elaborate Hollywood parties. The company started in a West Hollywood apartment and has flourished into becoming "LA's favorite catering company and eventually voted "Best Catering in Los Angeles". Wheels was very aggressive with marketing the business. About 99.9% of the marketing was done on the internet. In 2007, Citysearch.com declared the Cannoli Kings as the best caterer in Los Angeles. 2009 FOX LA declared him that as well. Cannoli Kings have been branded as, LA’s favorite catering companies Wheels and his team of servers, bartenders, chefs, cooks, ice carvers, and fruit sculptures have catered for some of the biggest names and parties in Hollywood, from Hale Berry to Michael Jackson and The Emmy’s to Reality Remix Awards. Wheels has found himself back on the comedy circuit alongside his friend Andrew “Dice” Clay in the VH1 reality series titled “Dice Undisputed”, premiering spring 2007. Chef Parise and Cannoli Kings have been labeled as one of, The Great Chefs of LA, LA Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, and a plethora of other periodicals as well as a huge online presence . Wheels is very family oriented. He enjoys spending time with his wife Sherilene and his 5-year-old daughter Catherine. He currently resides in Las Vegas
Parise Catering has launched in Las Vegas as a premier catering and event planning company,and he still runs Cannoli Kings in Los Angeles. running back and forth between states and still finds the time to open for the Diceman and be a dedicated father and husband. How does he do it juggling so many careers and still make time for his family? Stay tuned to a new reality show coming soon and follow this mayhem.