South Florida Top Chefs

Chef Adam Gottlieb

Atlantic Grille at The Seagate Hotel & Spa
Contact Number: 561.665.4900

1000 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, 33483

Adam Gottlieb, executive chef of The Seagate Hospitality Group of Delray Beach, Florida, handles operations and menu creation at the Seagate Hotel’s signature Atlantic Grille, private Beach Club, and Country Club. Formerly executive chef at the Palm Beach Yacht Club, his recipes have been featured on StarChefs.com, in the Palm Beach Daily News, and Sun-Sentinel. A 1996 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Gottlieb was a StarChefs.com 2008 Rising Star nominee. An American Culinary Federation certified executive chef and a Dietary Managers Association certified dietary manager, Gottlieb is well known for his talent with traditional and new American dishes, which he often prepares with emphasis on locally-sourced seafood and seasonal ingredients.

Pan-Seared Scallops with Pomegranate Couscous, Toasted Almonds and Arugula with Mandarin and Blood Orange Garnish.

Chef Adam Gottlieb Chef Adam Gottlieb Chef

Adam Gottlieb, executive chef of The Seagate Hospitality Group of Delray Beach, Florida, handles operations and menu creation at the Seagate Hotel’s signature Atlantic Grille, private Beach Club, and Country Club. Formerly executive chef at the Palm Beach Yacht Club, his recipes have been featured on StarChefs.com, in the Palm Beach Daily News, and Sun-Sentinel. A 1996 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Gottlieb was a StarChefs.com 2008 Rising Star nominee. An American Culinary Federation certified executive chef and a Dietary Managers Association certified dietary manager, Gottlieb is well known for his talent with traditional and new American dishes, which he often prepares with emphasis on locally-sourced seafood and seasonal ingredients.

Pan-Seared Scallops with Pomegranate Couscous, Toasted Almonds and Arugula with Mandarin and Blood Orange Garnish.

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1000 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, 33483

Delray Beach, FL 33483

561.665.4900
Atlantic Grille at The Seagate Hotel & Spa Chef Adam Gottlieb

Chef Adam Pile

Lucca Restaurant at the Boca Raton Resort & Club
Contact Number: 561.447.3000
Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Chef de Cuisine Adam Pile has been a master in the kitchen at Lucca, the Tuscan-style restaurant at Boca Raton Resort & Club, since 2004. He develops inventive seasonal Mediterranean dishes that pair perfectly with the restaurant’s award-winning wine list, such as the Key West Snapper with Tuscan marmalotta, pumpkin orzo and baby spinach; the Mixed Grill Grigliata, with Porcini-crusted Petite Filet, Jumbo Prawn, Lemon Pesto Chicken and Italian Sausage with roasted vegetables and crisp polenta. Chef Pile joined Boca Raton Resort after graduating from Indiana Academy of Culinary Arts in Punxsutawney, Penn. His prior experience includes preparing dishes for the hot food and deli departments at Giant Eagle in Somerset, Penn. Adam has a passion for the outdoors by fitting and maintaining skis and snowboards at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort in Ligonier, Penn., and serving as a lifeguard at Ligonier’s Idlewild Park. He enjoys ice carving as well as hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.

Chef Adam Pile Chef Adam Pile Chef

Chef de Cuisine Adam Pile has been a master in the kitchen at Lucca, the Tuscan-style restaurant at Boca Raton Resort & Club, since 2004. He develops inventive seasonal Mediterranean dishes that pair perfectly with the restaurant’s award-winning wine list, such as the Key West Snapper with Tuscan marmalotta, pumpkin orzo and baby spinach; the Mixed Grill Grigliata, with Porcini-crusted Petite Filet, Jumbo Prawn, Lemon Pesto Chicken and Italian Sausage with roasted vegetables and crisp polenta. Chef Pile joined Boca Raton Resort after graduating from Indiana Academy of Culinary Arts in Punxsutawney, Penn. His prior experience includes preparing dishes for the hot food and deli departments at Giant Eagle in Somerset, Penn. Adam has a passion for the outdoors by fitting and maintaining skis and snowboards at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort in Ligonier, Penn., and serving as a lifeguard at Ligonier’s Idlewild Park. He enjoys ice carving as well as hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.

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Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton FL 33432
561.447.3000
Lucca Restaurant at the Boca Raton Resort & Club Chef Adam Pile

Chef Angelo Elia

Casa D’Angelo - Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park & Delray
Contact Number: 954.564.1234
1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Italian-born chef and owner of Casa D’Angelo, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Atlantis, Paradise Island. Chef Angelo Elia is the well-known and highly acclaimed culinary maestro who has repeatedly received numerous awards and recognition in all the food and wine publications of Florida as well as some national magazines. In only the first year of operation, Casa D’Angelo received recognition in Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants and has continued to be listed each year since. His philosophy of putting his customers first and giving them the best possible quality in both food and service has paid off. His restaurant has become “the place to dine.” His newest addition to the D’Angelo family is D’Angelo Pizza, Wine Bar, Tapas located in Oakland Park, Weston and Delray Beach. Chef Angelo is also active in the community by participating in several local non-profit fundraising events.

Chef Angelo Elia Chef Angelo Elia Chef

Italian-born chef and owner of Casa D’Angelo, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Atlantis, Paradise Island. Chef Angelo Elia is the well-known and highly acclaimed culinary maestro who has repeatedly received numerous awards and recognition in all the food and wine publications of Florida as well as some national magazines. In only the first year of operation, Casa D’Angelo received recognition in Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants and has continued to be listed each year since. His philosophy of putting his customers first and giving them the best possible quality in both food and service has paid off. His restaurant has become “the place to dine.” His newest addition to the D’Angelo family is D’Angelo Pizza, Wine Bar, Tapas located in Oakland Park, Weston and Delray Beach. Chef Angelo is also active in the community by participating in several local non-profit fundraising events.

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1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale FL 33304
954.564.1234
Casa D’Angelo - Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park & Delray Chef Angelo Elia

Contact Number: 954.523.5001
904 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Chef Brian Wood, at one of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular restaurants, describes himself as self-taught, but that education began at age 15 as a baker’s helper on Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island. His first cooking job was at 17 and his skills were honed at five-star restaurants in Newport and Providence, R.I. before he headed for Florida and Mangos in 1992. He has incorporated Cajun cuisine as well as styles of the Caribbean and Central America into his repertoire. He has twice won awards at the Las Olas Wine Festival, in which he has participated since its inaugural year.

Chef Brian Wood Chef Brian Wood Chef

Chef Brian Wood, at one of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular restaurants, describes himself as self-taught, but that education began at age 15 as a baker’s helper on Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island. His first cooking job was at 17 and his skills were honed at five-star restaurants in Newport and Providence, R.I. before he headed for Florida and Mangos in 1992. He has incorporated Cajun cuisine as well as styles of the Caribbean and Central America into his repertoire. He has twice won awards at the Las Olas Wine Festival, in which he has participated since its inaugural year.

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904 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 904 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
954.523.5001
Mangos Chef Brian Wood

Contact Number: 561.276.3600
201 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Executive Chef Bryan Ramos creates delicious, gourmet comfort food at this noteworthy, modern American gastro pub. Chef Bryan is passionate about sourcing high-quality ingredients for his innovative and flavorful fare, including award-winning burgers, bountiful salads, swell starters, and memorable main plates. Menu stand-outs include the Prime Office Cheese Burger; Tuna and Shrimp Tacos; Chicken Sliders served on mini pretzel buns; Florida Blue Crab Cake; Bleu Cheese-Crusted Rib eye Steak; Grilled Double-Cut Pork Chops with sweet mashed potatoes; and Chilean Sea Bass with Israeli Cous Cous. Lunch and dinner served daily; early and late-night daily Happy Hours; indoor and outdoor dining.

Chef Bryan Ramos Chef Bryan Ramos Chef

Executive Chef Bryan Ramos creates delicious, gourmet comfort food at this noteworthy, modern American gastro pub. Chef Bryan is passionate about sourcing high-quality ingredients for his innovative and flavorful fare, including award-winning burgers, bountiful salads, swell starters, and memorable main plates. Menu stand-outs include the Prime Office Cheese Burger; Tuna and Shrimp Tacos; Chicken Sliders served on mini pretzel buns; Florida Blue Crab Cake; Bleu Cheese-Crusted Rib eye Steak; Grilled Double-Cut Pork Chops with sweet mashed potatoes; and Chilean Sea Bass with Israeli Cous Cous. Lunch and dinner served daily; early and late-night daily Happy Hours; indoor and outdoor dining.

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201 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 201 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach FL 33444
561.276.3600
The Office Chef Bryan Ramos

Chef Claudia Guerios

The Pirate Republic Seafood Grill
Contact Number: 954.761.3500
400 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Claudia Guerios is Head Chef and co-owner of The Pirate Republic Seafood Grill located along the south side of the New River in Fort Lauderdale’s Downtown District. Claudia’s use of always fresh and sometimes uncommon ingredients have guests routinely asking for her menu secrets. Along with husband Roberto, sailing across the globe for decades visiting obscure islands you may not have even heard of, has given the Guerios’ the tools to create the most unique seafood dishes. Their Caribbean tastes and Brazilian background make The Pirate Republic an eclectic seafood destination.

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Claudia Guerios is Head Chef and co-owner of The Pirate Republic Seafood Grill located along the south side of the New River in Fort Lauderdale’s Downtown District. Claudia’s use of always fresh and sometimes uncommon ingredients have guests routinely asking for her menu secrets. Along with husband Roberto, sailing across the globe for decades visiting obscure islands you may not have even heard of, has given the Guerios’ the tools to create the most unique seafood dishes. Their Caribbean tastes and Brazilian background make The Pirate Republic an eclectic seafood destination.

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400 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 400 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale FL 33315
954.761.3500
The Pirate Republic Seafood Grill Chef Claudia Guerios

Chef Curt Hicken

American Social
Contact Number: 954.764.7005
721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Chef Curt Hicken, the newest member of the American Social team, brings with him a new menu and a long list of experience and accomplishments. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Curt has spent his career working his way across the country as well as abroad. Training under world renowned chefs such as Hubert Keller and working for some of the nations’ best organizations, Curt has been able to find a twist that defines both him and his food. With time spent in New York City, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bermuda as well as New Orleans, where he found his passion for this business, Chef Curt has established a unique culinary style.

Chef Curt Hicken Chef Curt Hicken Chef

Chef Curt Hicken, the newest member of the American Social team, brings with him a new menu and a long list of experience and accomplishments. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Curt has spent his career working his way across the country as well as abroad. Training under world renowned chefs such as Hubert Keller and working for some of the nations’ best organizations, Curt has been able to find a twist that defines both him and his food. With time spent in New York City, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bermuda as well as New Orleans, where he found his passion for this business, Chef Curt has established a unique culinary style.

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721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
954.764.7005
American Social Chef Curt Hicken

Contact Number: 954.396.5656

2584A E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Working in the kitchen since he was 15 years old, Dy’Ante turned his passion into a career. He graduated from Johnson & Wales in Miami in 2002 and from there worked with Austrian-based company Do & Co International Event Catering at the Albertina Museum in Vienna. Later he traveled with the Formula One Grand Prix catering, the Pad Lock Club. Dy’Ante then came back to the United States and worked at several restaurants and hotels. As the Executive Chef of Truluck’s in Fort Lauderdale, he appreciates the everyday, always fresh top quality sustainable ingredients. He uses these to create the best tasting dishes that make sense for the plate, the palate and the planet.

Chef Dy’Ante Reddick Chef Dy’Ante Reddick Chef

Working in the kitchen since he was 15 years old, Dy’Ante turned his passion into a career. He graduated from Johnson & Wales in Miami in 2002 and from there worked with Austrian-based company Do & Co International Event Catering at the Albertina Museum in Vienna. Later he traveled with the Formula One Grand Prix catering, the Pad Lock Club. Dy’Ante then came back to the United States and worked at several restaurants and hotels. As the Executive Chef of Truluck’s in Fort Lauderdale, he appreciates the everyday, always fresh top quality sustainable ingredients. He uses these to create the best tasting dishes that make sense for the plate, the palate and the planet.

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2584A E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

2584A E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL 33304

954.396.5656
of Truluck’s Chef Dy’Ante Reddick

Chef Erick Miranda

Vic & Angelo’s in Delray Beach
Contact Number: 561.278.9570
290 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Executive Chef Erick Miranda is dedicated to creating delectable and authentic rustic Italian cuisine. House-made pastas, crispy pizzas, refreshing salads, fresh fish and seafood, juicy steaks, and enticing veal and chicken dishes tantalize the taste buds. Menu favorites include John’s Mom’s Meatball with San Marzano tomato sauce and whipped ricotta; Jeanette and John’s Oregenatta Trio (with lobster, shrimp, and calamari); Four-Cheese Pear Tortelloni; Grilled Chicken Paillard served over spinach fettuccine with pomodoro sauce; and Osso Buco with wild mushroom risotto. Lunch and dinner served daily; Saturday and Sunday brunch; daily Happy Hour; indoor and outdoor dining.

Chef Erick Miranda Chef Erick Miranda Chef

Executive Chef Erick Miranda is dedicated to creating delectable and authentic rustic Italian cuisine. House-made pastas, crispy pizzas, refreshing salads, fresh fish and seafood, juicy steaks, and enticing veal and chicken dishes tantalize the taste buds. Menu favorites include John’s Mom’s Meatball with San Marzano tomato sauce and whipped ricotta; Jeanette and John’s Oregenatta Trio (with lobster, shrimp, and calamari); Four-Cheese Pear Tortelloni; Grilled Chicken Paillard served over spinach fettuccine with pomodoro sauce; and Osso Buco with wild mushroom risotto. Lunch and dinner served daily; Saturday and Sunday brunch; daily Happy Hour; indoor and outdoor dining.

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290 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 290 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach FL 33444
561.278.9570
Vic & Angelo’s in Delray Beach Chef Erick Miranda

Chef Jeff Pfeiffer

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
Contact Number: 954.772.2675
450 E. Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Jeff Pfeiffer is the Executive Chef at Lobster Bar Sea Grille. Pfeiffer holds years of experience and has worked under world-renowned chefs such as Delouvrier, Ripert, Antunes and Donlick . He launched his culinary career at popular Atlanta restaurants, Brasserie Le Coze and Joel. In 2008, Pfeiffer moved to Miami and worked with Four-Star chef Christian Delouvrier at La Goulue. He soon joined Buckhead Life Restaurant Group as chef de cuisine at Bistro Niko under Gary Donlick and moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 2013. “Dining is like entertainment. Providing a complete dining experience is what I find most gratifying about being a chef.”

Chef Jeff Pfeiffer Chef Jeff Pfeiffer Chef

Jeff Pfeiffer is the Executive Chef at Lobster Bar Sea Grille. Pfeiffer holds years of experience and has worked under world-renowned chefs such as Delouvrier, Ripert, Antunes and Donlick . He launched his culinary career at popular Atlanta restaurants, Brasserie Le Coze and Joel. In 2008, Pfeiffer moved to Miami and worked with Four-Star chef Christian Delouvrier at La Goulue. He soon joined Buckhead Life Restaurant Group as chef de cuisine at Bistro Niko under Gary Donlick and moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 2013. “Dining is like entertainment. Providing a complete dining experience is what I find most gratifying about being a chef.”

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450 E. Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 450 E. Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
954.772.2675
Lobster Bar Sea Grille Chef Jeff Pfeiffer