Dewey LoSasso

Chef Dewey LoSasso is a New Jersey native who humbly started his culinary career making pizzas as a child in his family’s home pizza kitchen. A graduate of the Culinary Institue of America, LoSasso came to South Florida in the 1980s and was a founding member of the era’s Mango Gang, a group of bold young chefs who were credited with putting the fresh, tropical-influenced cuisine of South Florida on the culinary map.

He began at the exclusive Foundlings Club under the tutelage of philanthropist and art collector Micky Wolfson, with whome the young chef traveled extensively throughout the world on a culinary tour. After his return, LoSasso found his calling for creative, cutting-edge cuisine with global influences and ingredients – which he dubbed as “Florida Progressive” – gaining him recognition and several awards.

After a job as Donatella Versace’s personal chef and food event coordinator, LoSasso worked as executive and concept chef for Tuscan Steak in Miami before expanding in New York. He eventually made his return to Miami and beat out 171 other applicants to earn the esteemed position as executive chef of Miami’s legendary Forge Restaurant.