Benefiting: Les Dames d’Escoffier South Florida

 

The Philadelphia-born owner of The Genuine Hospitality Group, James Beard Award Winning Chef, and cookbook author, Michael Schwartz is the face of the South Florida restaurant industry and a nationally recognized celebrity chef.  Since his flagship, Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, first opened in Miami’s Design District in 2007, locals and tourists alike have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back, bistro atmosphere and straightforward food emphasizing fresh, local ingredients.   The Philadelphia-born owner of The Genuine Hospitality Group, James Beard Award Winning Chef, and cookbook author, Michael Schwartz is the face of the South Florida restaurant industry and a nationally recognized celebrity chef.  Since his flagship, Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, first opened in Miami’s Design District in 2007, locals and tourists alike have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back, bistro atmosphere and straightforward food emphasizing fresh, local ingredients.

Honored with the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: South in 2010, Schwartz is recognized by his peers and the diners that flock to his restaurants for his commitment to community and responsible, seasonal food sourcing. According to the chef, the secret to good food is… good food. Menus change daily because they start with what’s in season and arriving on the doorstep from nearby farmers, fishermen, and ranchers. From there, it’s about letting the ingredients speak for themselves when they hit the table, from house-cured heritage meats and homemade seasonal fruit jams to wood-fired whole local fish and colorful salads.

Branching out from this straightforward approach celebrating fresh, simple, and pure ingredients in season, Michael has since successfully developed complementary concepts focusing on great service and delicious food, with a genuine culture embraced by employees and guests alike.

The Genuine Hospitality Group of restaurants include Harry’s Pizzeria®, named one of Food & Wine magazine’s 25 Best Pizzerias in the U.S., and ella, a light and airy café in the Miami Design District’s Palm Court. The Chef’s partnership with global cruise leader Royal Caribbean includes developing menus with ingredients from sustainable sources for 150 Central Park on Oasis Class ships and Michael’s Genuine® Pub on Quantum Class ships, the first American gastropub on the seas. The company was recently recognized by leading trade publication Restaurant Hospitality magazine as one of its RH 25: Coolest Multi-Concept Companies.  In addition to expanding the Harry’s Pizzeria brand from three South Florida locations to a multiple unit, out-of-state operation over the next five years, partnerships with real estate and hospitality heavyweights Related Group, Terra Group and sbe include Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Brickell (Downtown Miami) and restaurants coming to Paraiso Bay (Edgewater, Miami, 2017) and Park Grove (Coconut Grove, Miami, 2018.)

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