We had the good fortune of connecting with Henry Hane and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Henry, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I’d have to say that the most important factor behind my success is my team. I’ve always thought that the people that work for you are the most valuable and the ones that at the end of the day carry out your vision and overall hospitality feel. I truly believe that if you empower your employees and really make them feel like they’re part of all processes , they in return will provide our guests with the best experience and make sure they remember the experience and will always have them come back for more.
What should our readers know about your business?
I’ve always dreamed of having several concepts and I always wanted to make sure I have my hometown Miami,Fl some love. Currently I’m the founding chef and Partner of B Bistro miami , I’m also a partner in Osaka Miami a Japanese Peruvian concept. I am also a partner at Bebitos miami in south beach and have had a catering company called Henry’s Catering for over 10 years. I am also currently the creative chef for HCP hospitality capital partners where i assist in the day to day creative operations for all My Ceviche and Zuuk Mediterranean locations. Im also very proud of my newest concept Earlybird 305 which I aretes with my wife Natalia. She’s the pastry chef and i take care of the savory side of the menu. We’re currently looking for a space to bring the concept to all of miami. All this sounds like slot and it is. It definitely has not been easy, I’ve had to sacrifice so much during my life to be able to be where I’m at now. Looking back I’d do it all over again just the same way. I’ve learned that pactience is a key factor in this industry. Overnight success is not a thing here and it takes a lot of time to finally realize your true vision.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Itamae – helmed by the Chang Gang Alter – really any of Brad Kilgore’s restaurants are always amazing D bakers – the best pastry shop in miami hands down Ghee – I love chef Niven Patel’s food and how he provides such an amazing hospitality experience all the time. Fooqs – David the owner is a good friend of mine and eating at his restaurant transports you somewhere else every time.
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?
I’d definitely like to shoutout my chef/mentor Paco Perez who was my chef for many years when I live abroad in Spain. Llanca,Spain to be exact. He’s the owner of several Michelin star restaurants and I had the pleasure to work under him at Miramar restaurant which is a two Michelin star seafood focused restaurant. He taught me how to love the kitchen and respect all of its intricacies. I am forever grateful for that and owe him much of my success today.
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