Spotlight: Meet Chef Giorgio of Eating House

Posted on Nov 28 2014 - 3:15pm by Cristyle
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photo: pbfoodwinefest.com

photo: pbfoodwinefest.com

MEET

Giorgio Rapicavoli, Chef/Partner

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Eating House, Miami, FL

Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli will be bringing his Miami talent to STREET FOOD at next month’s Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest – pbfoodwinefest.com. No stranger to food competitions, Chef Giorgio will be taking on Palm Beach’s Darryl Moiles in the Meatball category. Don’t miss it… and in the meantime – get to know Chef Giorgio!

What is your culinary background?

I grew up working in the food industry. At 14 I worked at an Argentine market on Bird Road. After that I went on to be a bus boy and illegally work in the back in the kitchen being paid like a busser. After my first year in cooking school I started working at Chispa. Four years later I was the Chef de Cuisine at the new location in Doral. After Chispa I spent three years as the Executive Chef at 660 at the Anglers until February 2012, when I opened Eating House.

How did you come up with the name “Eating House?”

We didn’t want people to associate us with a typical restaurant so we thought why not Eating House. Which after all, is a place where people go to eat.

Where do you find your inspiration in the kitchen?

Everywhere, but mainly Miami. It’s colors, sounds, cultures are a driving force in inspiring my cuisine.

How was the experience of being on Chopped?

It was great! I was able to use my winnings to open Eating House as a pop-up which we eventually turned into a brick and mortar a few months later.

photo: foodnetwork.com

photo: foodnetwork.com

What can you tell us about “Glasshouse”?

I’m really excited about glasshouse! It’s going to be beautiful! I can’t wait to see it happen from the ground up! We’re really trying to capture that essence of the park inside the restaurant.

Any advice for local aspiring chefs / restaurant owners?

Stick to your guns and do your own thing! With the amount of resources online these days and the willingness of chefs to accept stages these days, the potential to learn is incomparable.

Eating House

804 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

305.448.6524

eatinghousemiami.com

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Cristyle is a South Florida native, born in Miami and raised in Palm Beach. Her love of food came through her travels and seeing how cuisines differ and relate so much. She attended the University of Florida, had a short stint in Charlotte, NC and is now back home - ready to eat her way through Palm Beach County and share her findings with locals and visitors alike. From brunch to happy hour to foodie events, she's got you covered!

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