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Take a trip to South Beach on a brand new episode of the business of The Business as Phil Colicchio is joined by Chef Michael Schwartz for part 2 of their interview. Honored with the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: South in 2010, Michael Schwartz has gained national recognition for his commitment to community and responsible, seasonal food sourcing. In Miami, diners flock to his restaurants, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink and Harry’s Pizzeria, both well known for their mix of laid-back atmosphere and straightforward, homemade food that uses fresh, local ingredients. Find out how a bad business decision turned out to be a good one for Michael and hear what makes Miami such a unique place to cook. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.

"I would love the opportunity to have creative direction for a whole [hotel] property. My sense of style and what I think is important is hard to navigate in some of those [hotel] licensing deals." [14:00]

"Miami is known for nightlife action - people like to go out and party ... people don't like to get up and work. It's always been like that and every chef in every town will complain about finding good people and the labor pool." [26:00]

"Any good operator becomes a good teacher and becomes a good mentor." [28:00]

--Michael Schwartz on the business of The Business


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Take a trip to South Beach on a brand new episode of the business of The Business as Phil Colicchio is joined by Chef Michael Schwartz. Honored with the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: South in 2010, Michael Schwartz has gained national recognition for his commitment to community and responsible, seasonal food sourcing. In Miami, diners flock to his restaurants, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink and Harry’s Pizzeria, both well known for their mix of laid-back atmosphere and straightforward, homemade food that uses fresh, local ingredients. Find out how a bad business decision turned out to be a good one for Michael and hear what makes Miami such a unique place to cook. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.

"I feel like I'm in a position now where I can coach and mentor younger people and it's great - I get pleasure from that." [05:00]

"The biggest dumbest business decision ever is to walk away from a successful business and make an emotional non-business decision without a plan to move forward." [10:00]

The seasons are upside down in Miami - it took me a long time to grasp that and really embrace what Miami has to offer, which is a lot." [15:00]

--Michael Schwartz on the business of The Business


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Get up to speed on what's happening in Philadelphia on the business The Business as host Phil Colicchio is joined by Michael Klein, Editor/Producer of Philly.com/Food and the Philadelphia editor at Zagat Survey. Michael keeps millions up-to date on what's going on in the Philly food scene and he shares some great insights with listeners today. Philadelphia is a blossoming food city and Michael knows it better than most. Tune in and get caught up to speed on NYC chefs migrating to "The City of Brotherly Love", hear about new real estate developments and hear some great stories from a man with over 20 years in the business. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham

"I actually like chain restaurants - it's a barometer of a cities health. Chains vet their locations and have iron clad business plans. If they don't think they will make money in a city - they're not coming." [25:00]

--Michael Klein on the business of The Business


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