Chef Sam Gorenstein — My Ceviche
The personal drive to become successful isn’t taught in any classroom. It’s something that comes from within. Just ask Chef Sam Gorenstein of My Ceviche in Miami, Florida. Having immigrated to the US with his family as a teenager, Sam has worked tirelessly in pursuit of his American dream. Now the chef and entrepreneurial owner of several My Ceviche restaurants (with more in the works), Sam is proving that casual dining can offer the same freshness of ingredients, complexity of flavor and aesthetic creativity as fine dining; and he’s accomplished all of this before even turning 30.
“Being raised in a coastal city in Colombia with a lot of Caribbean flare has heavily influenced our menu at My Ceviche. Our namesake dish, ceviche, plays a huge role in locals’ diets. It’s a staple we eat at any time of the day, even breakfast. Focusing on ceviche allows us to showcase much of what Miami represents: the lighter, brighter spice of life. Citrus, coconuts, all kinds of hot peppers, cilantro, corn – it’s always summer at My Ceviche.”