Good Cooks Wanted!

Want to join the team?

We are currently looking for a few good men and women for the back of the house in Miami.

Please come by the restaurant (130 Northeast 40th Street, Miami, FL) and fill out an application if you or someone you know is interested.

We are also interviewing candidates and scheduling stages for internships.

Any questions? Email thegenuinekitchen@michaelsgenuine.com.

Thank you.

Let’s Move! in Miami: Chefs Move to Schools to Be Highlighted on First Lady’s Monday Visit to Riverside Elementary in Little Havana

Michael talks healthy food with his edible garden students at Phillis Whealtey Elementary in Overtown, joined by Assistant Principal Yvonne Perry, and Dr. Marvin Dunn and Maggi Pons of Roots in the City. The chef and school are participating together in Chefs Move to Schools, one of The White House's food and nutrition initiatives.

Exciting news for our community, Miami-Dade Public Schools, and students is flooding the media.

The White House has released a statement that Michelle Obama will travel to Miami on Monday to announce a major new food industry commitment in the fight against childhood obesity in America.  Local chefs participating in the Chefs Move to Schools program will join the First Lady at Riverside Elementary School in Little Havana for a cooking demo highlighting fresh fruits and vegetables that are increasingly cropping up in school gardens and salad bars across the city.   Michael is paired with Phillis Wheatley Elementary School in Overtown.

More specifics to come on Monday’s event…  For the latest updates please visit Obamafoodorama.com,  the White House food and nutrition initiatives blog of record thoroughly and diligently maintained by writer/publisher Eddie Gehman Kohan.  You may recall that Eddie covered Michael’s visit to New Orleans with fellow Miami chef Michelle Bernstein White House Executive Chef Criseta Comerford in September.  The Miami Herald also reported on the visit today.

As we like to say… Stay tuned!

Meet Ilysa Corns, Our Delightful & Delicious Digital Designer

*drool*

In April I received an email from an old colleague and friend of mine at now Bogusky-less Crispin Porter + Bogusky, the advertising agency known for its warehouse full of Cannes Lions and rocking holiday parties.  It read something like, “Hey. So, I am not sure your biz has any openings, but I wanted to pass on a resume of a friend of mine who is looking for something challenging & creative. She’s smart, fun, and a killer digital designer who used to work for CPB… If you actually do have a need, you couldn’t do much better than her. She’s also a serious foodie (she makes a mean brisket!), which I imagine is right up your alley.”

What followed was a link to the website of Ilysa Corns.  Michael had wanted to update our dot com for a while now, but it had to be done right, with the right partner, and we hadn’t really been able to focus on finding that person.  What I saw from Ilysa’s site was that our search would end even before it began.

Isn’t it De-Lovely when out of the blue, a friend drops a present in your lap?  Now, we feel like breaking out into Cole Porter tunes each time we log onto michaelsgenuine.com.  Now we just need to try Ilysa’s mean brisket!  (hint hint)

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Our Holiday Schedule

The season is upon us! Here is our schedule as you plan yours.

Miami
Thanksgiving 11/25 CLOSED
Art Basel 12/4 (OPEN FOR SATURDAY LUNCH, 11:30-2:00pm)
Christmas Eve 12/24 REGULAR HOURS
Christmas Day 12/25 CLOSED
New Year’s Eve 12/31 REGULAR HOURS, REGULAR MENU WITH COMPLIMENTARY POL GARDERE CHAMPAGNE MIDNIGHT TOAST
New Year’s Day 1/1 REGULAR DINNER SERVICE

Grand Cayman
Thanksgiving 11/25 REGULAR HOURS
Christmas Eve 12/24 REGULAR HOURS
Christmas Day 12/25 CLOSED
New Year’s Eve 12/31 SPECIAL DINNER SERVICE (SEE BELOW)
New Year’s Day 1/1 CLOSED FOR LUNCH, REGULAR DINNER SERVICE
Sunday 1/2 REGULAR DINNER SERVICE

Ring in the New Year On-Island… At Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Grand Cayman, we will offer a four course multi-choice dinner for CI $ 125.00/person on New Year’s Eve. The special menu includes a bottle of champagne per couple, party favors and a live DJ until 1:00 a.m. The New Year’s Eve Party (Prix Fixe menu) seating will begin at 9:00 p.m. and continue until 10:30 p.m.  We will offer early a la carte menu with seating from 5:30 – until 8:00 p.m.