February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Executive Chef Jarod Higgins, a Johnson & Wales graduate has been professionally cooking for the past 18 years. He took over his first Executive Chef position at the age of 23 with the Pinelli/Marra Restaurant Group in Providence, Rhode Island. He eventually opened up four more restaurants with the group all around the state of Rhode Island and their Full service catering division, doing events upwads of 20,000 people. Higgins parted ways with the Pinelli/Marra restaurant group and moved back to his home town of Asheville, North Carolina to open The Chop House, a fine... READ MORE

Executive Chef Jarod Higgins, a Johnson & Wales graduate has been professionally cooking for the past 18 years. He took over his first Executive Chef position at the age of 23 with the Pinelli/Marra Restaurant Group in Providence, Rhode Island. He eventually opened up four more restaurants with the group all around the state of Rhode Island and their Full service catering division, doing events upwads of 20,000 people. Higgins parted ways with the Pinelli/Marra restaurant group and moved back to his home town of Asheville, North Carolina to open The Chop House, a fine dining steakhouse for Hulsing Hotels Inc. He took over as F&B Director and Executive Chef for the Starwood Property and in the first year brought it up to top restaurant rankings in Asheville. While in NC, he did consulting for a couple other restaurant groups, assisting in the openings of 2 other fine dining establishments before being summoned back to Rhode Island to open another restaurant for the Pinelli/Marra group.

Chef Higgins next move was to South Beach Miami, where he got into the award winning restaurant, Red the Steakhouse, Miami Beach as Chef de Cuisine. Soon after he began with Red he was sent to Boca Raton with the group to open Red the Steakhouse & Rosso Italia for Brad Friedlander and Red Restaurant Group. After a few years with Red Restaurant group, Executive Chef Jarod Higgins was brought into the Modern Restaurant Group by Owners Brandon Belluscio, Chef Anthony Pizzo and Brian Albe to take over their flagship restaurant Cut432 and oversee their two other restaurant operations. Since then Executive Chef Jarod Higgins has brought CUT432 to acclaimed heights and one of the top steakhouses in South Florida.

While being with Levy, The AmericanAirlines Arena & 601, Chef Higgins has continued to bring the food scene with the Miami Heat and the AmericanAirlines Arena to new heights while hosting many events including VIP tent for the MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park, NBA VIP events, and many other functions ranging from 50 people to 18,000 people. Chef Higgins has also entertained Florida and the World’s best chef’s at the arena & 601 ranging from Chef Massimo Bottura, Chef Jose Mendin, Chef Arturo Paz and many others.

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