Bradley Herron (30) is executive chef of The Genuine Hospitality Group of James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz, overseeing the kitchens of his Miami restaurants. Herron began his career at 13 in his hometown of Laguna Beach, California in a taco shop, where he prepped and washed dishes. Herron worked on the line at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink for five months before being promoted to Chef de Cuisine. He now leads the kitchen staff and menus at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Harry's Pizzeria and The Cypress Room. Basing his dishes around what is local and/or seasonal, Herron has refined his style to simple, thought out, and visually-balanced food. After learning about the Florida seasons, which are reversed compared to the rest of the country, he uses what he can get his hands on and lets the product do the work. Always choosing his jobs based on the knowledge he may acquire has made him the chef he is today.