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photo: Jason Myers Photo / pbfoodwinefest.com MEET Tim Lipman, Owner OF Coolinary Cafe, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Chef Tim Lipman will be one of Palm Beach County’s chefs representing at this year’s Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest next month – pbfoodwinefest.com. We took the opportunity to get to know the guy behind the popular Coolinary Cafe. How...

photo credit: Oceans 234 MEET Victor Franco, Executive Chef OF Oceans 234, Deerfield Beach, FL What made you decide to become a chef? What is your culinary background? I developed a passion for cooking in my mom’s kitchen way before I decided to study culinary arts at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside some of South...

photo credit: Max Restaurant Group MEET Richard Rosenthal, Founder OF Max Restaurant Group, Owner of The Cooper in Palm Beach Gardens, FL How did you come up with the name “The Cooper”? All of our restaurants are called “Max” (Max Downtown, Max’s Oyster Bar), but we didn’t want to be confused with The Max Group (owners of Max’s Grill and Max’s Harvest)....

MEET Adriano Cerasaro, Co-Owner OF Rabbit Coffee Roasting Company, Palm Beach, FL How did you end up in the coffee business? What is your culinary background? When I moved to Palm Beach County from Italy in 2007, I knew that I wanted to start my own business so I looked into restaurants, wine bars, and even commercial cleaning companies. Nothing truly inspired me...

MEET Ellen Daly, Managing Partner OF Spoto’s Oyster Bar, Palm Beach Gardens, FL How did you get involved with Spoto’s? My brother, John Spoto, opened the original Spoto’s Oyster Bar in downtown West Palm Beach, and the restaurant was extremely successful. At the time, I was the general manager of a Charley’s Crab in Fort Lauderdale, and I had been working...

MEET Adam Brown, Executive Chef OF The Cooper, Palm Beach Gardens, FL How did you end up joining The Cooper team? Max Restaurant Group’s founder and president, Rich Rosenthal, was looking for a chef who was familiar with the South Florida market and shared the same vision of a farm to table-style restaurant. Meanwhile, I was looking for an opportunity at a high-quality,...

MEET Chef “The Hogfather” Louie OF Big City Tavern, Ft. Lauderdale, FL What is your culinary background? I was self taught. My passion for food began in my 20s. I had the opportunity to work with Lisabet [Summa – Corporate Chef at Big Time Restaurant Group) and her culinary team at a few of their restaurants. I was a sous chef at City Oyster, City...

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MEET Chef Matthew Byrne, Owner and Executive Chef OF Kitchen Restaurant, West Palm Beach FL I am a huge fan of Kitchen in WPB. Chef Byrne and his lovely wife, Aliza, have created an intimate dining experience with a warm and inviting atmosphere and mouth-watering menu.  Why the name “Kitchen”? We chose the name “kitchen”, because we wanted our restaurant...

MEET Daryl Inwood and Tammy Barra, Owners OF Tease Me Tequila How did you get started in tequila/spirits industry?   We really enjoy tequila! We drank a lot of different types of tequilas and started visiting Mexico numerous times. It was 5 years in the making and our company has only been launched approx.16 months ago. With hard dedication and being passionate...

Photo Credit: Annie Falk MEET Annie Falk, Writer OF Palm Beach Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember I ran into Annie at a #TEAMAIME event for MWOY Palm Beach. I absolutely love Palm Beach Entertaining with its gorgeous photos, playful story telling, delicious event menus and inspiring tips and ideas from some of Palm Beach’s most luxurious hosts. Proceeds...