Chefs and other restaurant types tend to be most comfortable in their element, at a restaurant. When they talk about the trials and tribulations of the job, they tend to do so with their comrades in the trenches. And if they ever have a few hours off, it tends to be at an odd time, like late afternoon on a Monday.
Alisia Kleinmann knows all of this. The founder of Washington-based Industree, a networking group for food-and-beverage professionals, Kleinmann hosts get-togethers for restaurant workers and insiders in D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta — and now Miami.
Heart of the House, Industree Miami’s debut event, is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 22, at Quality Meats Miami Beach (1501 Collins Ave.).
The restaurant will offer complimentary appetizers and drinks in the bar, with guests then moving upstairs for a panel discussion featuring Andreas Schreiner of Pubbelly, Daniel Serfer of Blue Collar and Mignonette, Todd Erickson of Haven and Huahua’s, and Kevin Dillon of Quality Meats. (I’ll be moderating the discussion, keeping those four honest and on their toes.)
In addition, Miami.com is giving away FOUR tickets to Heart of the House. For a chance to win, email ebenn@MiamiHerald.com with subject line “Contest” and the name of your favorite restaurant.