Born and raised in Miami, Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli has dedicated his career to championing Miami’s culinary scene and inflecting his Argentine and Italian heritage into the city’s rich melting pot of food and culture. The first-ever Miami contestant to win Food Network’s Chopped, followed with a ranking on Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in 2012. He has also been recognized by the James Beard Foundation; in 2013 as a semifinalist for Rising Star Chef and in 2015 and 2016 as a semifinalist for Best Chef: South. The lauded chef was also a nominee for Food & Wine’s “The People’s Best New Chef” in 2014.
Rapicavoli trained under Miami chefs Adam Votaw and Robin Haas before becoming executive chef at Chispa Doral at just 21. He honed his skills during a three-year executive chef stint at 660 at The Angler’s Miami Beach before opening his famed pop-up Eating House in 2012. After the success of the pop-up, Rapicavoli reopened the same concept as a standalone restaurant. In 2015, Rapicavoli partnered with the culinary firm Grove Bay Hospitality Group to open Glass & Vine in Coconut Grove’s iconic Peacock Park, where his flavorful menu reflects his culinary and cultural tour of Europe. In September 2019 Rapicavoli opened Eating House in the Time Out Market Miami, followed by Grails Restaurant in Wynwood in October and Spanglish Kitchen & Bar in Wynwood in November.