Top 5 Celebrity Chefs In Miami

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Miami has celebrities who own restaurants, but these local chefs are celebs in their own right. Big on ideas and individual character, these chefs know what we like. Make a reservation at one of these restaurants where you’ll find them in the kitchen on any given night.


1 Michael Schwartz

Chef Michael Schwartz could easily be considered the godfather of the locavore movement in Miami. With a James Beard award, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, and subsequent openings of Harry's Pizzeria, The Cypress Room and Restaurant Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh, his is definitely on top of Miami's food game.
The Cypress Room 3620 NE 2nd Ave, Miami (305) 520-5197 Michael's Genuine Food & Drink 130 NE 40th St Miami (305) 573-5550 Harry's Pizzeria 3918 N Miami Ave Miami (786) 275-4963 Restaurant Michael Schwartz

2 Michelle Bernstein

Michelle Bernstein has been the darling of the Miami food scene for over a decade. Her homestead, Michy's, is an unassuming paradise for people who love food. Crumb on Parchment, her new bakery and lunch spot in the Design District proves why she is a James Beard award winner.
Michy's 6927 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33138 (305) 759-2001

3 Hedy Goldsmith

The most famous pastry chef in Miami, Hedy Goldsmith is the Executive Pastry Chef at Michael's Genuine and now The Cypress Room. While the foodie public is continually upset that she has been nominated but consistently passed over for her own James Beard Award, they are always happy to dig into a hearty and unique Hedy Goldsmith dessert.
The Cypress Room 3620 NE 2nd Ave, Miami (305) 520-5197

4 Ingrid Hoffman

This Food Network and Univision chef is as known for her cookbook and television show Simply Delicioso, as she is her food. But her latest venture, Latin Burger, takes advantage of the food truck trend with a delicious, gourmet burger on wheels.

5 Micah Edelstein

After proving her chops on Bravo's Top Chef, Michah Edelstein became Executive Chef at the now defunct Grass. She won over area foodies and went on to open NeMesis on a slightly sketchy stretch of North Miami Avenue. The restaurant has a loyal following, including Lee Schrager, who brave the neighborhood to visit this hip haunt for a "party in your mouth."
NeMesis: 1035 North Miami Avenue, Miami
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