Chef's Council

Chef Allen Susser

Chef / Owner of Chef Allen’s Modern Seafood Grill
Allen Susser personal culinary viewpoint has been established since 1986 upon opening his groundbreaking Miami restaurant Chef Allen’s. The New York Times called Allen the "Ponce De Leon of New Florida cooking." Chef Allen’s cuisine is fresh and flavorful, like a tropical vacation on a plate. His pristine local fish and sustainable seafood make Chef Allen’s Modern Seafood Grill a must Miami destination.

He is a prestigious James Beard Award winner and received an honorary Doctorate of Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University. Allen is currently the spokesman for the National Mango Board, and serves on the executive board of the Miami –Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. Allen was Chef of the Year for Share Our Strength for his community involvement to End Childhood Hunger, as well as currently active on the Board of Feeding South Florida. Advisory member of the James Beard Foundation, The Florida Commissioner's Seafood and Aquaculture Committee, and serves on the National Board of Directors for the American Institute of Wine and Food. He is the original author of New World Cuisine and Cookery (Doubleday, 1995), The Great Citrus Book (Ten Speed Press, 1997) and The Great Mango Book, (Ten Speed Press, 2001). He publishes a monthly e-newsletter Savvy at

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