Jimmy CareyJimmy'z Kitchen
Jimmy Carey was born in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. His father is a native New Yorker and his mother was born in Havana, Cuba. After living one and a half years in Manhattan, he moved with his family to Puerto Rico when his father took a job with an insurance company. While he was growing up on the island, he had the opportunity to go to various restaurants with his parents that offered a mix of Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Spanish menus.
Jimmy’s first experience in the restaurant business was as a waiter in the Chart House Restaurant in San Juan. Later, Jimmy transferred to the Chart House Restaurant in Coconut Grove. After this initial experience, Jimmy caught the cooking bug and obtained a Degree in Culinary Arts from Miami’s Johnson and Wales University and he was on his way to a career in the restaurant business.
Jimmy has over 32 years of experience in the restaurant business as a waiter, cook, executive chef and restaurant manager. He has managed all phases of a restaurant’s operations including but not limited to purchasing (food & equipment), staffing, hiring, training, menu preparation, marketing, catering, and profit & cost control. As a Chef, he is experienced in the preparation of imaginative Mediterranean, Italian, French, Spanish, and Nuevo Latino, and American dishes. Jimmy has also consulted on the start-up and opening of 2 new restaurants.
Like many other Chefs, Jimmy’s life long dream was to open his own restaurant. This dream was fulfilled in 2007, when Jimmy opened Jimmy’z Kitchen on Alton Road, in Miami Beach. Since its inception, Jimmy’z Kitchen has been a hit and grown beyond its capacity. Google consistently ranks Jimmy’z Kitchen as the “Best Take Out, Delivery and Catering” in South Beach. The New Times – Best of Miami issue ranked Jimmy’z Kitchen’s Mofongo as The Best in Miami, 2009. Jimmy’z Kitchen intends to expand to a second location in Miami’s design/Wynwood District and Brickell.