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 for part 2 of their interview. 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 would love the opportunity to have creative direction for a whole [hotel] property. My sense of style and what I think is important is hard to navigate in some of those [hotel] licensing deals." [14:00]
"Miami is known for nightlife action - people like to go out and party ... people don't like to get up and work. It's always been like that and every chef in every town will complain about finding good people and the labor pool." [26:00]
"Any good operator becomes a good teacher and becomes a good mentor." [28:00]
--Michael Schwartz on the business of The Business