Chef Michelle Bernstein
Chef/Owner Michy's, Michelle Bernstein at The Omphoy, MB Terrace
"You don't need heavy handed technique and over the top presentations to make a dish work. It's about amazing ingredients, layered flavors and simplicity. I cook the food I love and I think that love translates to the diners." Right now, diners are loving Bernstein's cuisine at her two successful Miami outposts, Michy's and SRA. Martinez, which she owns and operates with her partner/ husband David Martinez. Sporting distinctly different styles and cuisines, both display the earnestness, passion and dedication that have made Bernstein one of the region’s brightest culinary stars. In addition to an ever-growing restaurant empire – Michelle Bernstein at The Omphoy in Palm Beach county, Florida opened fall 2009 – Bernstein recently launched the Miami chapter of Common Threads, an after-school program dedicated to teaching underprivileged kids ages 8-11 to cook, socialize, and eat healthy.