Former Chef de Cuisine at Michael’s Genuine Brings New Flavor to Downtown Eatery
Fooq’s Miami, the eclectic eatery anchored in the heart of Downtown Miami, announces Chef Saul Ramos as its new Executive Chef. Formerly Chef de Cuisine at acclaimed Miami restaurant, Michael’s Genuine, Ramos is teaming up with Fooq’s to command the kitchen as the beloved eatery enters its third year of showcasing signature spreads of comfort fare.
Born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, Ramos’ culinary origins began with a foundation and affinity of Mexican culture. After moving to Chicago with his family, he began working in restaurants at the age of 13 to sharpen his character. The work paid off, as Ramos quickly learned from the roots of the industry bussing tables, running food and discovering the ins and outs of the kitchen. Before long Ramos was building his name at restaurants like Maggiano’s, eventually leading to his partnership with Chicago chef David Blonsky to open Chicago’s famed Bull & Bear. The duo later collaborated on Top Chef alum, Fabio Viviani’s, Siena Tavern in Chicago, before taking a flight to Miami to explore new culinary concepts.
Ramos’ next culinary venture in Miami led to a distinguished position at Michael’s Genuine, where his craft truly flourished. Mastering the kitchen in just one month of working at the esteemed eatery, Ramos was quickly promoted to Chef de Cuisine, a position he held for roughly a year.
As a new head chef at Fooq’s, Ramos will maintain the eatery’s eclectic international fare, refining crowd favorites, such as the famed Bucatini and Brussel sprouts, while conceptualizing new seasonal creations that integrate his unique background. Ramos’ latest additions to the menu can be seen through dishes such as the local burrata with tomato jam and watercress, the smokey eggplant with homemade Barbarian bread, and the lamb chops with couscous and tabbouleh.
Fooq’s is located at 1035 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.