Since 2007, Michael’s flagship restaurant has defined Genuine Hospitality—
Locals and visitors alike embrace and crave this unique approach to dining out — some may consider Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink a second home, a place where
they’re comfortable, that they want to share with friends.
The Genuine Hospitality Group is James Beard Award Winning Chef, and cookbook author, Michael Schwartz’s collection of award winning restaurants. Since his flagship, Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, first opened in Miami’s Design District in 2007, Schwartz and his team have added both fine dining and casual restaurants and currently own and operate seven restaurants. Schwartz is the face of the South Florida restaurant industry and a nationally recognized celebrity chef.
General Manager, Michael’s Genuine
Martin Calero, the General Manager at Michael’s Genuine, is originally from Uruguay. He has a hospitality management graduate degree and over 20 years of management experience.
Martin began his career as a bartender traveling throughout Europe eventually settling in the United Kingdom to begin his management journey. He quickly climbed the ladder at Living Ventures, an award-winning hospitality company working across Britain in London, Liverpool and Birmingham. He eventually made the move to the United States to lead the opening team for Quinto La Huella at the East Miami Hotel, and later joined the senior management team at Tom Colicchio’s Crafted Hospitality in New York City.
EXECUTIVE CHEF, MGFD Miami
Herron worked on the line at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink for five months before being promoted to Chef de Cuisine. He was Chef de Cuisine at Michael’s from 2009 to 2013. In addition to leading the kitchen at Michael’s Genuine, he is also Senior Culinary Director for the Genuine Hospitality Group, where he oversees the kitchen staff and menus of all The Genuine Hospitality Group restaurants.
“Brad is the heart and soul of all things culinary for the Genuine Hospitality Group,” says Michael Schwartz. “For 13 years, Brad has been my right-hand man, and I am so excited to have him as the Executive Chef at Michael’s as we work to place the restaurant back in the national spotlight and solidify its place as one of the best restaurants in the country.”