1. Daniel Boulud of DB Bistro Moderne
With a number of James Beard Foundation awards under his belt and the title of “Chef of the Year” by the Culinary Institute of America, there’s no doubt that Chef Daniel Boulud is a master of his craft.
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131 (305) 421-8800
2. Jean-George Vongeritchen of J&G Grill at the St. Regis
As the author of five successful cookbooks, Jean-George Vongeritchen owns and operates some of the finest restaurants in the world, from Las Vegas to Paris to right here in Miami at J&G Grill at the St. Regis.
9703 Collins Avenue Bal Harbour, FL 33154 (305) 993-3333
3. Michelle Bernstein of Sra. Martinez, Michy’s and Crumb on Parchment
This Miami native is recognized the world over for her expertise in fusing Latin influence into her recipes. And as our very own Haute Living Contributing Author, we couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the tasty dishes she serves at all three of her Miami restaurants.
4000 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137 (305) 573-5474; 6927 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33138 (305) 759-2001; 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137 (305) 572-9444
4. Thomas Buckley of Nobu
Since opening Nobu Miami some 10 years ago, Nobu’s Corporate Executive Chef Thomas Buckley now oversees several Nobu outposts. But one thing’s for sure, Nobu Miami is near and dear to Buckley’s heart.
1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 695-3100
5. Paula DaSilva of 1500 Degrees at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel and Spa
An alumn of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen TV show, this wildly-popular Brazilian chef draws in countless covers at the Eden Roc’s 1500 Degrees restaurant. Foodies just can’t get enough of her farm-to-table approach in the kitchen.
4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (305) 674-5594