CHEF ADRIANNE CALVO

In 2019, we expanded our popular fine-casual concept, Cracked by Chef Adrianne to its first brick and mortar location. Then, in Summer 2020, Redfish by Chef Adrianne opened with huge success while Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Bar reopened in a new larger location in August of the same year. With our newest Italian concept, Forte, I pay homage to my mother by bearing her name and familial roots.As most of fans know, I’m an avid globetrotter, and recently launched a travel show in Spring 2021, that’s a combination of food, fun, and adventure, “Searching for Maximum Flavor”! In it, we explore various cities around the US seeking out inspiration. Each city’s segment ends in one of our restaurant kitchens, where I show my followers how to recreate each iconic dish with a vibrant dose of “maximum flavor.”

When I’m not traveling or commanding the line at one of my restaurants, I can be found filming my weekly local NBC segment or at various events supporting my foundation, “Make it Count”, whose mission is to help inspire young people to do their best. I also just completed my second year at the prestigious Harvard Business School and will be earning my MBA upon graduation! I still don’t know how some of these went from idea to printed word, but I now count five cookbooks under my belt. I have many people to thank, including my hard-working team and my incredibly supportive friends and family. The complete collection now includes Maximum Flavor (2005); Chef Adrianne: Driven by Flavor Fueled by Fire (2008); #MaximumFlavorSocial (2014); Play with Fire (2015);The A List Vol. I (2018); and The A List Vol. II (2018).

Proud Moments

2021

Cracked Named Top 15 Where
To Eat in South Miami by Eater

Launched Youtube Series
‘Searching For Maximum Flavor’

Opened Forte by Chef Adrianne
in Coral Gables, Florida

2020

Catered ‘Big Game Big Give’
Fundraiser

Opened Redfish by Chef Adrianne
in Coral Gables, Florida

Moved Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard
into a new location

Appeared on Fox & Friends
First Episode

Redfish Named One of Miami’s Best 2020
Summer Menu by MiamiNewTimes

Featured on The Cover of
Aventura Lifestyle Magazine

2019

Cracked Eatery by Chef Adrianne
free-standing restaurant opens in
South Miami, Florida

French Onion Soup featured in
INDULGE’s August/September issue

Named Top 100 Chefs by
Foodable Network

Interviewed by Paul Barron
on The Barron Report

Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Ranked As
Most Romantic Restaurant For
Valentine’s Day by the Miami New Times

Redfish Named as Miami’s
Most Anticipated Restaurants by Eater

2018

Best Chef in Miami
by New Times

Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard
Named Miami’s Most
Romantic Restaurant
by ZAGAT guide.

THE A-LIST, VOL. I & II
cookbook were published

2017

Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard named
Top 6 Restaurants Worth a
Drive in Miami by ZAGAT

Best Restaurant in
South Miami-Dade by
The New Times

Cracked by Chef Adrianne
Food Truck opens in at the
Wharf by The River Miami

Chef Adrianne’s 9
Unexpectedly Romantic
Restaurants and Bars
in Miami by ZAGAT

2016

Best Chef in Miami by
The New Times

Named one of 10 Totally Unique
Restaurants in and Around Miami
by ZAGAT

Best Restaurant in
South Miami-Dade by
The New Times

Chef Adrianne Calvo Selected as
USA Delegate for
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016

2015

Yelp’s Top 50 Places
to Eat in Miami

Play with Fire
cookbook was
published

Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Selected as #23 on
Miami Food Bucket List – 50 Things to Eat
Before You Die by Thrillist.

Yelp included the restaurant
in their top 50 local, non-chain
Miami eateries.

Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard selected
as one of Miami’s 17 Most Important
Restaurants by Thrillist.

2014

Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard
Named The Magic City’s 8 Most
Innovative Restaurants

#MaximumFlavorSocial
cookbook was published

Best Chef in Miami
by The New Times

Maple-Leaf Duck Breast at Chef Adrianne’s
Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar Named #1
on Fabulous Fall Dishes to Try Now by ZAGAT

Named “Best Chef” by
The Floridian Awards III
Culinary Awards from
TMG Entertainment.

2013

Miami Magazine and
Urban Spoon named the
Best Restaurant Miami.

2012

Best Sangria in Miami by
The New Times

2011

Appeared and awarded runner-up on
Food Network’s TV series “Chopped”

2008

Voted one of the top 10 up-and-coming
chefs in the state of Florida

Chef Adrianne: Driven by Flavor, Fueled by
Fire cookbook was published

Won Cargill Salt’s “National Search
for the Seasoned Chef”

50 Best Chefs in the
World by Chef Report.

2007

Launch of “Make It Count”
Foundation

Chef Adrianne’s
Vineyard and Wine
Bar was born!

First Miami Restaurant
to oer Dark Dining

2005

Maximum Flavor
cookbook was published

2004

Graduated from
Johnson & Wales

Became youngest chef to work at the
5-diamond Mandarin Oriental Hotel in
Miami, Florida.

Won “Taste Down Under” again and the
dish was served to CNN correspondents and
representatives from Gourmet, Food Network,
and Bon Appétit.

2003

Became the youngest chef to cook for the
United Nations dinner after winning Australian
competition “Taste Down Under”.

Catered the
Florida Marlins World Series.