Learn to cook and create gourmet products with the best in Miami! Do it alone or as a family. Each week we will create unique culinary experiences that include a free live streaming workshop with a top Miami chef or gourmet artisan and a related kit you can purchase so you can create along as you watch. Don't worry if you can't make the live show - all videos will be posted so you can view at your leisure.
CHEF NIVEN PATEL
May 29, 2020 @ 7pm - Chicken Tikka Masala
Born in the South to traditional Indian parents, Chef Patel became inspired to cook since he was a child, composing menus for his family, featuring dishes he would prepare for them. He always enjoyed satisfying their tastebuds as they would savour his creations. As he traveled around the world working in The Cayman Islands, The Florida Keys, and studying in Europe, Chef Patel became influenced by the variety of flavors and people native to those places. The way in which local ingredients were impacted by their environment drove him to push the envelope in his farm to table approach to cooking.
CHEF JOSE MENDIN
Though born to parents with an appreciation for cuisine, Jose Mendin didn't discover his own love of cooking until he was off at college and preparing his own meals. Mendin moved from his native Puerto Rico to Miami in 1998 to enroll at Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts. Since then, Mendin has gone on a streak of successful restaurant openings including Nobu, SushiSamba, Mercadito, and his very own Pubbelly Sushi and La Placita in Miami.
FROMAGER BRUNO PONCE
Born in Buenas Aires where his father had a restaurant, Ponce moved to Uruguay when he was 15 and got a job making bread in a bakery. In 1998, he moved to Miami where, after several years, he became a restaurateur running Soprano Pizza in South Beach. Ponce became intrigued by cheesemaking while at Cascale Pizzeria in 2009. From early beginnings making mozzarella in his South Beach apartment, Ponce now supplies countless distinctive restaurants and fresh markets in South Florida and beyond.
SUSHI CHEF ERIKA KUSHI
For nearly a decade, Chef Erika was a fixture alongside her father at her family's small restaurant and market that sold everything from frozen ramen noodles and hamachi collars to Japanese books, kitchen supplies, and the umami-packed rice seasoning furikake. Join her as she shows you how to make your own beautiful sushi rolls.