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Mike Casari

Executive Chef

Where were you born & raised? 

I was born and raised in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Spent time developing my culinary talents in New York City and Providence, Rhode Island before moving to South Florida.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received? 

Best piece of advice I've ever received... "Water boils at 212 degrees, not 211...always make sure you work hard enough to boil the pot"

What is one of the things on your “bucket list”? 

One of the things on my bucket list if like to do is publish a cookbook.

If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? 

If I could have dinner with anyone it would be Anthony Bourdain. He offered insight into food and travel and culture that was unlike anything before his time. 

What is your favorite thing about working at Max’s Grille? 

My favorite thing about working at Max's is the  BOH staff. We have the hardest working most dedicated staff I've had the pleasure of working with.

Last band or artist you listened it? 

Most recent band or artist has been GRiZ...

What would you do if you didn’t have to work tomorrow? 

If I didn't have to work tomorrow I would be spending the day with my dogs, Norman and Louie, and for sure playing some golf!