Haute Author

  • NAME Mandy Baca
  • BIO As a food obsessed Miami native, Mandy Baca found her true passion for writing while in hospitality school. Uninspired by the school’s corporate sensibilities, she dreamt of a more creative route where food and art merged. While obtaining a masters degree in Italian Gastronomy & Tourism at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, her food passion took her on tasty adventures throughout Europe. In her free time, she enjoys being involved with charitable organizations and is on a personal mission to advance the interest in food culture in Miami. Most days she can be found writing on her personal blog titled The Ramblings of a Hungry Artist, where she intersects food and just about everything. As a young writer, she hopes that her unique voice will gain an avid following. Follow her on Twitter: @ahungryartist.

Articles By Mandy Baca


The Macallan Inspired Desserts Now at Michael’s Genuine

National Scotch Day was on Thursday, July 27. How did you celebrate?Michael's Genuine celebrated the food holiday with a special pairing between one of the world's top Scotch whiskies, The Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky, and Hedy Goldsmith's exquisite desserts. Guests in attendance enjoyed three unique desserts with The Macallan 12 Years, 15 Years, and 18 Years, respectively. The sweet tasting was led by special guest Randy Adam, the spirit's brand ambassador, who enriched all attendees on the nuances of the characteristic libation. Read More


Egg & Dart and Harry’s Pizzeria To Open In Miami’s Design District

Jonathan Eismann's fall from restaurant superstardom was a difficult one for both our eyes and our stomachs to bear. In a mere year, we said farewell to Pacific Time, Q, Fin, and Pizza Volante. What's worse? The spaces stood empty for months on end, darkly looming over the 2 block stretch on North Miami Avenue as melancholy ghosts. Read More

New York

New York City’s Best Cooking Classes

The most exclusive spot in the city? Your kitchen.Despite gourmet kitchens and Viking Ranges, the last time you stepped into your kitchen was 1999. Break the bad habit and learn to cook. Don't know where to start? Thankfully, New York City is the "King of Food", so there are a plethora of exceptional spots to learn the craft well and are expansive enough to fit all interests and levels of experience. Read More