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The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar’s Executive Chef Dewey LoSasso will be one of Chefs With A Purpose:HAITI’s featured culinary greats on Wednesday night at the InterContinental Miami from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

LoSasso, raised in southern New Jersey, humbly started his culinary career making pizzas as a child in his family’s home pizza kitchen.

Born into an Italian family where his culinary skills and an appreciation of local ingredients were encouraged from a young age, LoSasso remembers his mother hand-selecting lush Jersey tomatoes for her ripe tomato salad – a family favorite that LoSasso ate with crusty Italian bread, sopping up the juices. At age 13 LoSasso realized his passion for cooking when, as a dishwasher at a local Italian restaurant, he began bringing home his daily duty of peeling two quarts of garlic in order to have more time to absorb the culture of the kitchen. He proceeded to work in the kitchen at five additional restaurants prior to graduating from high school.

LoSasso has been a mainstay in the culinary scene for more than 30 years, holding various executive posts, and even a stint as Donatella Versace’s personal chef. When LoSasso heard about The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar’s search for a new executive chef, he opted for a new challenge. LoSasso proved the best of eight world-class chefs after a personal, in-home tasting by Forge owner Shareef Malnik.

In a recent Kitchen Confidential interview LoSasso mentioned several Forge favorites such as Lobster Peanut Butter and Jelly; Coffee-crusted Ribeye and Goat Cheese Frittata, appropriately named “Coffee and Eggs”; Crispy Chocolate Chestnut Ravioli with a Snickers dipping sauce.

Come see what LoSasso will cook up this Wednesday night, March 30 at Chefs With A Purpose:HAITI! Tickets are still available and are $80 online, but will be $100 at the door. So click here to purchase your tickets now and save!

All proceeds from the event benefiting the Haiti rebuilding efforts of Project Medishare for Haiti, Inc. and International Firefighters Assistance, Inc. (IFA).

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Sra. Martinez’s Michelle Bernstein will be part of the culinary line-up at Chefs With A Purpose: Haiti at the Intercontinental Miami on Wednesday, March 30 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Chef Michelle Bernstein of Sra. Martinez will be one of the featured Miami culinary greats at Chefs With A Purpose: HAITI next Wednesday, March 30.

Michelle has been building a national following for her fresh new take on Latin cuisine. Born and raised by a food-loving Argentinean mother in Miami, Michelle grew up fluent in Spanish and steeped in the city’s cosmopolitan, Latin-influenced culture. She explored South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Using the freshest ingredients and the French training she went on to acquire, she has blended all these traditions into a cuisine that is uniquely hers.

A Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, Michelle Bernstein has dazzled diners and critics alike with her sublime cuisine and a personality as bright and vibrant as the Florida sun. Michelle trained at Johnson & Wales and under the renowned chef Jean-Louis Palladin.

“My food is luxurious but approachable,” says Bernstein, a James Beard Award winner (Best Chef South 2007) and author of Cuisine a Latina.

Dewey LoSasso, Executive Chef of The Forge and Bravo TV’s Top Chef Ron DuPrat are among the long list of chefs joining Michelle that evening!

Don’t miss this tasty event next week March 30! Tickets are on sale for $80 online and will be $100 at the door the evening of the event.

So be sure to click here to purchase your tickets today and save!

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