Elm Street Gourmet/Executive Cuisine in New Milford has announced the hiring of Executive Chef Mike Trudeau (see photo).

With a lifelong passion for food and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Trudeau has more than 15 years experience in executive restaurant management.

He has served as executive chef of Floodtide Restaurant at the Inn at Mystic, the Southbury Crowne Plaza and co-owner and executive chef of Matteo Restaurant, Bakery and To-Go.

Since his arrival at Executive Cuisine, Chef Trudeau has expanded the business' gourmet food store front, Elm Street Gourmet, which offers freshly prepared breakfast items, homemade soups, salads and sandwiches and prepared entrees and desserts.

For more information, call 860-350-4884, visit the business at 12 Elm St. Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit www.executivecuisinect.com.