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Michael Cerny


Chef Michael Cerny was first introduced to the culinary world in high school. As a sophomore he enrolled in a culinary class, it was there that he discovered his passion. As he learned more each day, he found himself entering competitions and doing quite well. Soon afterward, he was working as a dishwasher at a local restaurant. During that time, Chef Cerny realized that he loved the restaurant environment. His career path was at his fingertips. After winning 2nd place in a hospitality competition, he landed a partial scholarship to Johnson & Wales in Miami, graduating with an AS in Culinary Arts. Chef Cerny later spent years working for several of South Beach’s better known hotels. It was there that he honed his craft while working with Michelin-starred chefs including Jonathan Wright. He later worked for the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Group in Hollywood, Florida leading to an advancement working for the same group in New York. After returning to Florida, Chef Cerny accepted a position with Truluck’s. Chef Cerny is currently the Executive Chef of Truluck’s- Miami.

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What is your ultimate comfort food? Chicken Wings If you weren't a chef, what would you be? I think something to do with computers. I always liked to play with them growing up. What three things are always in your pantry? Salt / Garlic / Onion If you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be? Grant Achatz