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The New Concept of Italian Cuisine in Miami

Schwartz’s vision drew on his love of Italian cuisine and renowned French interior designer Philippe Starck created Fi’lia’s front-of-house décor. In 2015, Chef Michael Schwartz (above)—iconic South Florida restaurateur, owner of The Genuine Hospitality Group, James...

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Showing Off Gelato

  Creamy, dense, and intensely flavored, gelato is hard to resist, and a growing number of consumers don’t even try. However, this traditional Italian treat is generally an impulse buy. So, as you seek the right setting for this frozen gem, you need to start by...

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Life In The Fast Lane

How fast is fast? When you have a line of very hungry customers, “now” sometimes isn’t fast enough. At least three potential challenges can stand in the way of fresh food fast: a location that can’t accommodate ventilation over the cooking equipment; a staff not...

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Convection Oven Care

We live in a world of multi-functional equipment, designed to make our lives more efficient, but sometimes the simple approach is still the best. And so it is with standard convection ovens. Although there are other ovens that cook as well as do so much more, many...

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Anatomy Of An Island Suite

For the best tips on designing an island suite, we turned to J. Russell Stilwell, FCSI, Principal of Next Step Design, Annapolis, Md., who has designed hundreds of these compact powerhouses over the past 30 years. Island suites, which must always be built...

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