We had the good fortune of connecting with Coco Coig Jorge Sanchez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Coco Coig, what sacrifices do you have to make to be where you are today?
Originally, I was on a completely different career path as a pilot. However, I wanted to follow my passion of owning my own business and do what I love. You have to make a lot of sacrifices in any business, but it is extremely rewarding when you see the results of what you created. I think it’s beautiful to create experiences and memories our staff and guests can cherish. We have created a culture that people are excited to be apart of.
It is hard to call anything a sacrifice when it is something you are passionate about. However, of course you must sacrifice your personal and family life when starting a business from scratch. But, when you do it with passion it becomes very rewarding watching your business grow into a place guests can come and cherish their experiences.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
It was back in 2015 that the founders Coco Coig and Jorge Sanchez started this adventure and dream creating this restaurant with the style of the food, the flavors, and the sophisticated, yet inviting atmosphere.
After a year of traveling to restaurants around the world, searching high and low to produce the best burger, making sure that every sauce and every pickle was made from scratch, the founders discovered the concept in Amsterdam; Rotisserie Amsterdam, the Dutch hotspot known for its delectable rotisserie chicken and burgers.
Coco Coig and Jorge Sanchez took a leap of faith and moved to Miami to pursue their dreams. It was finally in 2017 that founders came across their dream location and founded Le Chick, in the heart of Wynwood.
“Opening a cozy restaurant with casual but sophisticated food and a perfect late-night vibe, has always been our dream.” Jorge Sanchez.
Our approach is straightforward: we source the highest quality ingredients and cook them to perfection. The process begins with all-natural free range chicken, seasoned with herbs and spices cooked on our rotisserie. The chicken is then left to sit on our grill, leaving a unique Smokey flavor that is quick to capture your taste buds.
“We tried to put together all the elements that make the experience. I like to say that we sell memories.” Coco Coig.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There’s plenty of gems in Miami, I would start with Breakfast at Zak The Baker. Then give them a little Tour of the Miami that “We” never go to, Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road etc. After that we can enjoy lunch at Mandolin. I would finish off the day watching the sunset at The Standard because
it has great views of Miami Downtown. Then I would fo to dinner at Uchi if they like Sushi and KYU if they want to try the best Korean BBQ fusion. Depending on my guests mood, we could grab wine and Jazz at Lagniappe or great drinks at Sylvester. Let’s finish the night right there or maybe continue it at The Corner!
I would start a tour of South Beach. Starting at South Point Park going on a scenic walk to the Pier. After that we can enter more of the action by walking up the beach to the iconic Lincoln Road.
After seeing the sights, a stop at The Standard is necessary to have a refreshing drink with unbeatable views. For lunch depending on my guests mood I would suggest either Soya e Pomodoro, Itamae, Farinelli for the best pizza in Miami or the best Cuban Cuisine in Old Havana at Calle 8. For dinner there are so many great options, but depending on the mood; La Mar, Tigre, Marion, Salvaje, Cote… To finish the night I would suggest a drink at either 8Street or Sugar both are a great vibe!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to Khalifa Al Misnad. When I lived in the Middle East, he wasn’t just a friend, he was a brother. He was my mentor and someone who I will always look up to.
I truly can not just shoutout one person. I have many people who have contributed their grain of sand at each stage of my life and to whom I admire. Just to name a few; David Sanchez (my big brother and a free soul), Jaime Sartorius (who lives his life to the fullest), Coco Coig (my partner in crime on this venture) and Emilio de Villota (who has always been a hard worker and someone to look up to).
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