News Releases


“” – 2/7/19

Local Spoon Blossoms Creator has ‘Shark Tank’ aspirations

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — She is ready to swim with the sharks.

Maureen Pelagalli Lehman, a former pastry chef and instructor who currently works full time as a student/employment liason at Polaris Career Center, successfully navigated the waters of a Pittsburgh open casting call for the ABC reality show “Shark Tank” last March…

Shark Tank Casting Call

“NEXT Pittsburgh” Interview – 3/28/18

Watch as Maureen is interviewed before her Shark Tank Audition

NEXT Pittsburgh interviewed multiple hopefuls auditioning for Shark Tank on March 28, 2018. Watch Maureen share what Spoon Blossoms is all about! Click here to read the full article.


“” – 4/7/17

Former Polaris chef instructor achieves dream of getting her unique culinary creations on store shelves

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — By day, retired chef instructor Maureen Pelagalli Lehman works as a student employment liaison at Polaris Career Center, but after hours, and in practically every spare moment, she is an energetic, creative culinary connoisseur…