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