Chef Michael Bennett, a Miami-based Gluten-Free cookbook Author, has departed Bimini Boatyard Executive Chef post, after a three year restructuring, to now empower a rapidly expanding Tampa Bay Gourmet Markets.

For Immediate Release

January 1st, 2012

Contact: Rebba

Tampa and Miami, Fl. | January 1st, 2012 ~ announces that our chief Author-member, Chef Michael Bennett New Year’s resolutions to changed career intent and, is now establishing what he considers an idyllic Gluten-Free, Fusion Cuisine culinary arena, being the director at a gourmand marketplace. After Chef Michael Bennett three year reshaping of the culinary remnant from the 1990’s – Bimini Boatyard, he is now undertaking the development of specialized Gourmet Markets. From the time when he directed South Beach’s – Epicure Gourmet Market’s healthy Spa Cuisine based menu expansion , Chef Michael Bennett always wanted to revisit the console of utilization the best potential ingredients to generate a superlative “home meal replacement” dining option .

He has developed and extended his healthy “Fusion-style” Home Meal Replacement cuisine with emphasis in Gluten Free dining. His culinary consultancy has stretched this past Winter between two different companies, one located in the Caribbean, on Grand Cayman and Harvest Marketplace opening on Valentine’s Day, 2012 – in the upwardly classic Tampa Bay neighborhood of Belleair Bluffs.

Chef Michael Bennett endorses his previous culinary posts – via the Social Media universe with his Gluten-Free cookbook “In the Land of Misfits, Pirates and Cooks”. It is the first of three cookbooks that he penned for albeit being the distinctly recuperative soul at the resuscitated Bimini Boatyard eatery relic. This past year after releasing his third cookbook (Culture of Cuisine- ISBN:9781450783002), Chef Michael Bennett honed and revised his first tropical-inspired, Fusion-Cuisine cookbook’s recipes to be 100 percent Gluten-Free. His revised 180 page | four color | 125 + Gluten-free recipe cookbook has been developed with an emphasis on America’s hottest healthy Fusion-Cuisine dining trend. These healthy, Gluten-Free recipes capture a distinctive and inventive 2012 tropical Fusion cookery heritage, while keeping recipes vigorously vibrant taste profile. Powerful photography, exclusive interactive design, one-of-a-kind recipe flow, helpful sidebars and QR (Quick Response) codes blend to create the perfect sampling of what this Gluten-Free Fusion cuisine has to offer.

The QR codes link you directly to the Internet so your interactive experience is as fun as it is informative. has published America’s first interactive QR code cookbook where QR codes are inlaid directly into the pages of “In the Land of Misfits, Pirates and Cooks” – ISBN: 978-0-615-29778-1. This new technology enable the recipe reader directly connect to information about recipes and cooking techniques on the Internet. Using your smart phone, just click onto the QR code and you are taken directly to these associated cookery techniques and models.

Chef Bio:
Michael Bennett, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. to first generation Floridians, has spent most of his adult life in the food and hospitality industry. Michael’s grandfather was the family’s first restaurateur, ran several South Florida restaurants after emigrating here from Ohio in the 1940’s. Chef Michael Bennett earned critical culinary kudos as the Executive chef for Left Bank restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Under his auspices he brought Left Bank – the 26 year culinary tour d’ force it’s first ever “Best of” (Zagat Survey), “Four Stars” (AAA) and “Four Diamonds” (Mobil) to their 20 plus year era of three star ratings. He is affiliatted with several culinary and food-related organizations. Chef Michael regularly lectures on Florida’s “Caribb-ican” Fusion cuisine.
Chef Michael Bennett is considering this move back to Tampa Bay a homecoming because he started cooking at a seafood restaurant in New Port Richey while attending college. He then transferred to the Culinary Institute of America to pursue his true professional passion. After leaving the CIA and for the next 11 years, he sought out the most exotic and chic dining network to hone his craft as his life revolved around intense periods of kitchen management followed by concentrated O.J.T. from the tutelage of Miami’s most important and well-known chefs.
Chef Michael Bennett is a well-known, award winning (Chef of the Year-1995) Florida chef whose clients are a Who’s Who of Media and Sports personalities. Some of his clientèle comprise celebrities from the entertainment and sport industries including; Wilt Chamberlin, Roger Stubb, Oprah, Jayda and Will Smith, Patrick Stewart, Andy Rooney, Michael Caine, Daryl Hanna, George Hamilton, Walter Cronkie, Morgan Freeman, Elton John, Snopp Dog, Madonna, Trina, Beyonce and others…..

About Food is America’s first QR code enable cookbook publisher. was founded in 1991 and as a “budding” Chef | Author PR services provider for chefs and soon to be authors. was formed to help Chefs and Authors publish food related articles and their own books on Fusion Cuisine. provides Chefs | Authors with direct and personal access to quick, quality orientated publication in trade paperback, custom leather-bound, and full-color formats.



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