As part of the 2023 Chef to Chef Conference, attendees will be treated to an exclusive event on Monday, March 6th, at Time Out Market Miami, the city’s premier culinary destination, featuring 17,000 square feet of the city’s top chefs, most-talked-about restaurants and best bars.
This event is included in Chef to Chef registration. From 4:30 to 7:30 pm, conference attendees will get to sip, sample and socialize inside this unique, curated food hall. It’s everything you’ll want to eat, drink and see in Miami—all under one roof. Vendors will include:
Baklava Bakery, a family-owned business, offers Lebanese pastries that combine layers of honey-soaked phyllo dough and roasted pistachios, walnuts and cashews.
At Lur, Michelin-vet Aitor Garate Berasaluze brings his star-powered Basque cuisine to South Beach. The triple-threat chef, baker and sommelier culls from his myriad culinary experiences (like learning husbandry in his native Izurtza and working the line at various Michelin-starred restaurants) to create a jaw-dropping tapas experience.
The Maiz Project
Chef Richard Ortega’s The Maiz Project will feature a corn elote with umami butter and Tajín. Ortega’s food is an homage to his small hometown in Venezuela, where the grandmothers have been cooking everything the same way for centuries, over charcoal and firewood. The menu aims to introduce Venezuelan cuisine to the masses with simple, quality ingredients enhanced by the kiss of an open flame.
When it comes to food, Amaris Jones can lead you down the path to health as easily as she can tempt you with a dish that’s rich and satisfying. As a personal chef to Rick Ross, her wholesome cooking helped the rapper drop an impressive 80 pounds. On the other hand, Jones is also the mastermind behind the loaded hot taco fries featured on OWN’s Food Fantasies. At Chick’n Jones, she offers the best of both worlds with chef-driven fried chicken.
Little Liberty by James Beard Award-winner Michelle Bernstein and the folks behind one of Miami’s most acclaimed bars, Sweet Liberty, will serve its signature smashburger slider with melting american cheese, special sauce, sliced tomato, pickles, onions, shredded lettuce on a brioche bun.
The Blakery whips up treats with a gooey center and just the right amount of crunch at the edges, plus mix-ins and toppings that take them to the next level. Founder Blake Warman lets his imagination and creativity run free, coming up with never-before-seen creations.
Yakko-San, an unpretentious izakaya restaurant where chef Hiro San serves a heartfelt take on Japanese comfort food, has been hiding in plain sight for years. Now the award-winning, suburban favorite expands to Time Out Market with Yu Me.
Former talent agent-turned-chef Larry Galper owes his career as a chef to his mother, Ella, after whom he named his business and food truck. Raised on home-cooked meals by the most influential women in his life, including his grandmothers, Galper knows the merits of using only the finest ingredients to craft his signature Neapolitan-style pizzas at PizzElla. He does simple well, and it’s instantly perceptible upon a bite of the Margherita pie, a classic that hits all the right notes with a sauce of fresh tomatoes, rich mozzarella, a few tears of basil and a perfectly crispy crust.
In June 2022, Cesar Zapata and Ani Meinhold’s Phuc Ya was selected as Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide. Pho Mo, a spin-off with partner Giovanny Gutierrez, brings a unique blend of Cajun and Vietnamese cuisines to Time Out Market Miami.
Sebastian Fernandez proves that food doesn’t need to be overly complicated to be delicious: The real key is sourcing the right components and letting each one shine. The Chile-born chef’s 33 Kitchen operates with this principle in mind and follows two strict rules: Never use more than five ingredients, and source all of them locally.
The Rouge Panda
Born from an interest in sustainable eating and a genuine love for craveworthy Chinese food, The Rogue Panda redefines plant-based dining. Equal parts indulgent and eco-conscious, the dishes served at the meatless eatery are loaded with rich, umami flavors. Culinary innovators from Momofuku and Eleven Madison Park honors China’s long history of vegetable-forward cuisine with food that’s satisfying and modern.
La Santa Taqueria
Omar Montero keeps things very traditional when it comes to food, drawing all kinds of inspiration from his native Mexico City for La Santa Taqueria. He gleaned from the city’s myriad carts and its diverse neighborhoods to put his spin on the holy taco trinity: double tortillas topped with a single, well-executed protein and a dollop of the freshest house-made salsa. The menu reads like a culinary tour through CDMX.
After Chef to Chef’s Taste of Miami event, attendees will be free to explore neighboring venues and the plethora of chef-driven restaurants in South Beach and beyond as part of the conference’s traditional open-dinner night for exploring the host city’s culinary scene.
A Taste of Miami at Time Out Market is included in Chef to Chef’s registration cost. There is no additional cost to attend; however, transportation will not be provided.
Don’t miss your chance to attend this exclusive event. Register at www.cheftochefconference.com.