CHEF FRANK RANDAZZO
Frank Randazzo is an Italian-American entrepreneur with a strong culinary and business background. A Miami resident since 1996, Frank is known as a top Miami chef and has built his reputation as an acute local restaurateur and businessman. In 2010, with his wife & business partner, Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo, he launched Randazzo Management, LLC, a foodservice consulting and Management Company. Frank is widely recognized as the as the chef and owner of Talula restaurant (2003-2010) on South Beach. Talula received a variety of accolades and endured eight years of success including Best New Restaurant and a AAA Four Diamond Rating, In 2007, Frank and Andrea purchased Creative Tastes Catering; a long established Kendall based full-service catering company specializing in designing weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate branding events. From 2007-2017 Frank & Andrea also partnered with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden to manage the parks food service operations. Most recently in the summer of 2017, they launched RandazzoItaliano.com, an e-commerce Meal Planning, Catering & Specialties store offering fresh prepared Italian fare using their family recipes from generations past.
Frank Randazzo began his restaurant career at age 16 at a fine-dining Italian eatery (The Forest Inn) in his native Staten Island, New York. What started as a job became a passion and soon Randazzo entered Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, where he earned his culinary arts degree in 1992. His training led him to Boston where he worked in the kitchen of The Ritz-Carlton in Back Bay and then at Providence’s 3 Steeple Street. He then moved back to New York where he honed his skills at some of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants, including Aquavit, Arizona 206 and Tribeca Grill – where he met his future wife and partner. Randazzo was then offered the executive chef position at The Heights in Coral Gables, Florida, where he and Andrea once again crossed paths. While there, he earned an “Exceptional” rating from The Miami Herald, was called “Best of the Brightest” by South Florida magazine and The Heights “Best New Restaurant” by Miami New Times. From there, Chef Randazzo moved on to The Gaucho Room, a South American grill at the Loews Miami Beach. Under his watchful eye, it earned a Mobil four-star rating and the AAA four diamond rating, as well as a “Best Steak House” nod from Miami New Times.
Randazzo and Curto married in October 2001 and have been residing in Miami Shores since 2003 and hey have three daughters. Frank enjoys fishing, golfing and cooking in his spare time – and of course, hanging out with his three daughters.