Miami – South Florida culinary icon, Chef Adrianne Calvo is about to really shine – literally. During her wildly popular Dark Dining dinners, the dedicated and daring cooking queen has incorporated gold in dishes for blindfolded guests. Now, Chef Adrianne has been asked to travel to Washington, D.C. where she will demonstrate how to bedazzle gourmet food with 24-Karat Gold.
MIAMI (May 27, 2014) / PRNewswire / — On May 17 in Miami, more than 550 guests celebrated the progress of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® at the 12th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala, an event co–founded by Daisy Fuentes.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases, recognized South Florida Chef Adrianne Calvo with the FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Lifetime Dedication Award presented by The Mosteiro Family Foundation. For the past five years, the Cuban–American author, entrepreneur, television personality and Miami–based chef has prepared traditional Cuban meals for patient families who are away from home during the holiday season.
A day in the life of a chef is far from typical. In the premier episode of Food as a Lifestyle, Foodable WebTV Network’s first reality series and the first-ever chef reality show of its kind, we shadow Miami’s Chef Adrianne Calvo. From foraging at Paradise Farms to dinner prep at her eponymous restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar, we get a behind-the-scenes look into what a chef’s life is really like. Watch the full episode to discover how Chef Adrianne finds inspiration for her menu dishes, what goes into a night’s dinner prep, and who is helping her as she makes her way to the top.
Chef Adrianne Calvo finds roads where none exist and starts building. A passionate Latina with a flare for thinking outside the box, she has earned countless awards and acknowledgements along with praise from the media, fans, and peers. I sat down with Chef Adrianne recently to talk about how her passion for food first began, her experience as the youngest person to work at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s kitchen, and how she plans to expand the Chef Adrianne brand through the rest of 2013.
Chef Adrianne Calvo hosts a dining in the dark event once a month at her restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, in Miami. When we got to the restaurant – located in a strip mall next to a Goodyear far from the typical trendy restaurants popping up in Miami – the first things we saw were feathered boas, satin gloves, too many candles to count, and servers dressed in cabaret outfits. It was Moulin Rouge meets Vampire Diaries meets Halloween.
Calvo was voted one of the top 10 up-and-coming chefs in the state of Florida and was the youngest president of FCCLA. She competed in a National Pastry Competition held by Johnson & Wales University and received the bronze medal without any formal training. She enrolled at Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts in North Miami in 2002, and entered more than forty national competitions, receiving first place in ten of the competitions and runner-up in all the rest. In 2003, Calvo won Taste Down Under, an Australian culinary competition. Her winning dish was served at a dinner for the United Nations and its ambassadors, making her the youngest person to cook for the United Nations.
Our favorite red-haired chef, Adrianne Calvo, is giving your everyday recipes maximum flavor! This week’s viewer aims to win it all in the family with a kickin’ dish! Try it at home with the following recipe: Asian Ceviche Recipe
In the midst of one of the hottest NBA Finals in recent times, Dwyane Wade proves that he a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the courts. As he is poised for the fight NBA supremacy on the court he is still finds time to gve back to his community, by hosting his 2012 Dwyane Wade Basketball Pro Camp. As we watch the Heat and Dwyane Wade in the NBA finals take on the Oklahoma City Thunder, it is encouraging to know that he also takes the time to participate in mentoring through summer programs such as his All Star Basketball Camp and now teaming up with Celebrity Chef Adrianne Calvo.
Adrianne Calvo author of Maximum Flavor, the cookbook and CEO of Terra Dolci Corporation was born in Chicago Illinois and and then moved to Miami Florida. Adrianne began her culinary business ventures at the age of twelve by baking chocolate chip cookies and selling them at school. Her business took off as she was making $200/weekly selling cookies…until she was caught!
Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar is a pleasant surprise. Tucked away in a shopping center in the heart of the Hammocks neighborhood of Miami, one would not expect it to be as nice as it is given its location. With a Martino Tire steps away and new shopping centers minutes away, one could easily miss this restaurant. The restaurant, however, proves to be a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.