Take a trip to South Beach on a brand new episode of the business of The Business as Phil Colicchio is joined by Chef Michael Schwartz. Honored with the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: South in 2010, Michael Schwartz has gained national recognition for his commitment to community and responsible, seasonal food sourcing. In Miami, diners flock to his restaurants, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink and Harry’s Pizzeria, both well known for their mix of laid-back atmosphere and straightforward, homemade food that uses fresh, local ingredients. Find out how a bad business decision turned out to be a good one for Michael and hear what makes Miami such a unique place to cook. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.





“I feel like I’m in a position now where I can coach and mentor younger people and it’s great – I get pleasure from that.” [05:00]


“The biggest dumbest business decision ever is to walk away from a successful business and make an emotional non-business decision without a plan to move forward.” [10:00]


The seasons are upside down in Miami – it took me a long time to grasp that and really embrace what Miami has to offer, which is a lot.” [15:00]


–Michael Schwartz on the business of The Business