February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Randazzo

Marc Randazzo was born in Chicago’s Little Italy and went on to become a World Boxing Cruiserweight champion, training under the legendary Angelo Dundee. Known in the boxing world as “The Chicago Shaker,” Marc retired with an impressive 29-1 record. Even at the height of his career Marc never felt fulfilled because he had a secret he carried in his heart. After winning the WBC title he felt confident enough to come and tell his secret, he said it is what it is, I love to cook not fight! In 2003, Marc traded his... READ MORE

Marc Randazzo was born in Chicago’s Little Italy and went on to become a World Boxing Cruiserweight champion, training under the legendary Angelo Dundee. Known in the boxing world as “The Chicago Shaker,” Marc retired with an impressive 29-1 record. Even at the height of his career Marc never felt fulfilled because he had a secret he carried in his heart. After winning the WBC title he felt confident enough to come and tell his secret, he said it is what it is, I love to cook not fight! In 2003, Marc traded his boxing gloves for cooking mitts and went from prizefighter to knockout chef and opened up Randazzo’s Little Italy. Low and behold right after opening Terry Zakarian of China Grill Restaurant stumbled into Randazzo’s and called his friend Jeffry Chodrow, restaurateur and they put Marc on the hit reality show, “The Restaurant” on channel NBC and his restaurant skyrocketed. After 13 years in Coral Gables, FL, Randazzo’s was a huge success with an incredibly loyal following. In 2017, Marc and his wife Yesenia were approached with a wonderful new opportunity to relocate the restaurant to Key Biscayne, FL. “My wife Yesenia and I are a team. I run the kitchen and she runs everything else. We are just as committed to our business as we are to our family and we began to want a greater blend of both worlds and so the idea to move to Key Biscayne and open Randazzo’s Italian Seafood and Classics came to life. The staple dishes that drew such a large following are still on the menu now with slightly newer names that pay homage to his inspiration for this new vision.

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