Chef Bradley Herron, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
A 24-year-old chef de cuisine is virtually unheard of, especially in the world where experience — and a hefty résumé — majorly count. But, Herron has been in kitchens since he was 13, so when the bright-eyed 24-year-old joined Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, it took him a mere three months to get promoted to the man in charge (behind the namesake, of course). Three years later, Herron is continuing his tutelage under the James Beard-award winning chef. While he is a consummate professional, we must admit: We love Bradley's ink and piercings. Sorry to say, ladies, but Brad is expecting his first child. Not bad for not even being three decades in!
Michael’s Genuine, 130 Northeast 40th Street; 305-573-5550.
Photo: Courtesy of The Genuine Hospitality Group