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Experience Miami, FL

Flavor and World-Class Beaches

Miami is a multicultural melting pot that Time Out magazine described as "romantic, hip, arty, beachy. . . the place to live out your dreams."(1) Miami’s cosmopolitan energy and tropical climate make it a mecca for tourists and celebrities – and its pristine beaches and art deco architecture beckon some of the world’s top models and photographers for photo shoots. Miami is also one of the most popular college spring break destinations so our students can join the fun without leaving home.

The city’s international population – particularly its Cuban and Caribbean influences – creates an incubator of innovative cooking styles and flavors. Our South Florida location gives students the opportunity to sample local exotic flavors al fresco, under the palm trees. Or drink in the sights and sounds along the breathtakingly beautiful South Beach, which parties all night long with a dazzling mélange of clubs and restaurants. If clubbing and dining are Miami’s favorite indoor activities, shopping is certainly close behind. You can find everything from the upscale Bal Harbour Shops and major national retailers to trendy boutiques, flea market vintage and designer outlets at Miami’s many popular shopping destinations.

  1. http://www.timeout.com/miami/features/15/20-great-things-to-do-in-miami

Learn More About Miami

Find out more about this city's attractions and notable chefs by clicking on any of the options listed below.

Unique Attractions

  • Art Deco Architecture
  • South Beach
  • Miami Seaquarium (an outdoor aquarium)
  • Everglades National Park
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Miami Metrozoo
  • Adrienne Arts Center for the Performing Arts of Miami/Dade County
  • Port of Miami
  • Popular College Spring Break Destination
  • Hot night clubs
  • Monkey Jungle
  • Parrot Jungle Island
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
  • The Florida Keys (the first Key, Key Largo – a great place to scuba dive – is just an hour's drive from Miami)

Social & Culinary Attraction

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Camillus House
  • Miami Culinary Tours
  • Miami Wine Tasstings
  • Sommelier Club
  • Sur La Table Cooking club
  • Farmer's Market Tours and Tastings
  • Seafood Tours
  • Organic Food Clubs
  • Carnaval Miami Calle Ocho
  • International Mango Festival
  • Miami Food and Wine Festival
  • Flavor Palm Beach
  • Signature Chefs and Wine Extravaganza
  • Taste of Coral Springs
  • Food Network SoBe Wine and Food
  • Chili Cook Off
  • Heart of a Chef
  • Food and Beverage Show of the Americas
  • Miami Spice
  • South Beach Wine and Food Festival (celebrity and local chefs gather for 3 days of cooking classes and demonstrations, tastings and parties)
  • Carnaval Miami (10 days of culinary competitions, concerts, international food, and galas)
  • The Fruit and Spice Park (30-acres of over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts and exotic edibles)

Miami Area Chefs

  • Alfred Portale (Gotham)
  • Daniel Boulud (DB Bistro Moderne/Miami; Café Boulud/Palm Beach)
  • Michelle Bernstein (Michy’s Azul)
  • Cindy Huston (Ortanique)
  • Andre Bienvenu (Joe’s Stone Crab)
  • Michael Schawrtz (Michael’s Genuine)
  • Barton G. Weiss (Barton G)
  • Nobu Matsuhisa (Nobu)
  • Mike Sabin (Prime 112)
  • Sean Brasel (Meat Market)
  • Jan Jorgensen (Two Chefs)
  • Pascal Oudin (Pascal’s on Ponce)
  • Edgar Leal (Cacao)
  • Carmen Gonzalez (Carmen)
  • Robbin Haas (Chispa)
  • Andrea Curto-Randazzo & Frank Randazzo (Talula)
  • André Balazs (Acqua at the Four Seasons)
  • Emeril Lagasse & Tom Azar (Emerils’ Miami Beach)
  • Myles Chefetz (Prime One Twelve)
  • Norman Van Aken (Norman’s)
  • Douglas Rodriguez (OLA Miami)
  • And Much More!

We are one of only a few culinary schools that offer Spanish-language programs. Learn more


Average Temperatures

  • January 60° – 76°
  • July 77° – 91°


  • Magic City


  • Boca Raton
  • Coral Gables
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Hollywood
  • Las Olas
  • Miami Beach
  • Miramar
  • And More


  • Miami Dade Transit
  • Metrobus
  • Metrorail


  • Dolphins (NFL)
  • Marlins (MLB)
  • Panthers (NHL)
  • Calder Race Course (Thoroughbred Racing)
  • Gulfstream Park (Thoroughbred Racing)

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