February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Richard Hales

Chef Richard is native to New Orleans, grew up in Florida and honed his culinary chops in New York City and Asia. His culinary range began beyond his formal education and took shape while backpacking through Asia, Europe and South America learning, eating and discovering. Exotic Travel created culinary uniqueness as diverse as his background of Filipino, Irish & Italian heritage. Chef Richard has been a passionate pioneer of forward thinking concepts since 1991 in Miami, Florida.

Hales is Chef Owner and concept creator for Blackbrick Chinese, Sakaya Kitchen, Bird & Bone, The... READ MORE

Chef Richard is native to New Orleans, grew up in Florida and honed his culinary chops in New York City and Asia. His culinary range began beyond his formal education and took shape while backpacking through Asia, Europe and South America learning, eating and discovering. Exotic Travel created culinary uniqueness as diverse as his background of Filipino, Irish & Italian heritage. Chef Richard has been a passionate pioneer of forward thinking concepts since 1991 in Miami, Florida.

Hales is Chef Owner and concept creator for Blackbrick Chinese, Sakaya Kitchen, Bird & Bone, The Backyard at The Confidante Hotel, Dim Ssam a gogo and Chef Richard Hales Events.

Hales has appeared on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives for his restaurants’ Blackbrick and Sakaya Kitchen as well as co-hosted an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with Chef Guy Fieri, appeared twice on Guys Grocery Games winning as an All-Star Chef DDD tournament, Americas’s best bite for best burger, 24 hour layover with Anthony Bourdain, Fast Casual Nation for Sakaya Kitchen, The great food truck race with Dim Ssam a gogo, The Daily Meal annual best in the country top 100 for Sakaya kitchen, Blackbrick and Dim Ssam a gogo, Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, Vivala Latin show, Eat street Canada, Cheddar TV in NYC, Extra Crispy NYC, NBC The Feast, NBC Six in the Mix, CBS 4 Miami, WSVN Channel 10, Channel 7 Bite with Belkeys. Hales appeared as himself in an independent film called “Whatever it takes”. Radio appearances on Sirius XM radio, Y100 and multiple podcast. Recipes published and features in Bon Appetit magazine, Food and Wine magazine, Esquire, Marie Claire, Maxim, Epoch Times, Luxury Travel Advisor, Crain’s NY, Time Out New York, Tasting Table, Vice Munchies, Eater NY, NY Post, Miami Herald, Miami New Times, Andrew Zimmern St Paul Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine. 

Hales has been nominated and awarded Top 50 Restaurant in America by Bon Appetit Magazine, Best Hotel Restaurant Miami, Best Fried Chicken, Best Brunch, Best Chinese Restaurant, Best Healthful Fast food by Miami New Times, Top Food Truck in America Bon Appetit, South Beach Wine & Food Festival Best Bite, South Florida Food 50 by Miami Herald, Chef of the Year and Restaurant of the Year nomination by Eater.

Chef and his wife Jenny live in Miami Beach with their children and support personally and through their restaurants No Kid Hungry, Food Rescue US, Lotus House, St Jude’s Hospital and Special Olympics.

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