Colombia native Sam Gorenstein moved with his family to Miami when he was 14 years old and was soon captivated by the back-of-the-house life. After graduating from Johnson & Wales University’s Miami campus, he moved to New York, where he mostly worked under Laurent Tourondel, founder of the BLT restaurants. He then returned to Miami, and after a brief stint as executive chef at a venture that failed to thrive, he was hired by Michael Schwartz as sous chef at Michael’s ...

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