Miami Chef Shuffle at Starr Restaurants: Verde and Steak 954
New Year...New beginnings for James Beard nominated Starr Restaurant Group.
Chef Nicolay Adinaguev steps into Executive Chef shoes at Stephen Starr’s first South Florida venture, Steak 954 in the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale.
Originally a part of the Steak 954 opening team in 2009, Adinaguev returns to take the lead at the Fort Lauderdale eatery with superior experience having held the Executive Chef post at PAMM’s Verde.
Taking Adinaguev’s place at Verde at Miami's Perez Art Museum, is Kaytlin Brakefield, a young chef whose training includes a degree from the prestigious French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, experience at Gabe Thompson’s dell’anima and L’Apicio, as well as San Francisco’s famed Quince and Cotogna.
Chef Brakefield is also one of the talented local chefs that will be featured in this years SOBEWFF lineup of events February 19-22. She will be joining the Cobaya Dinner hosted by Andrew Zimmern, Chris Cosentino, Michael Schwartz (Michael’s Genuine Hospitality Group), Makoto Okuwa (Makoto); curated by local bloggers of Cobaya Underground Dining Club.
Read full MIAbites article, SOBEWFF Goes Local here.
W Fort Lauderdale, 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
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