Kal Abdalla

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Best Chefs in America: A Peer Review For Chefs Names Miami's Finest Toques

    There's nothing new about peer reviews. Many professions, most notably attorneys, scientists and physicians, frequently evaluate their peers in an effort to maintain a standard level of competence and acknowledge outstanding members of their field. With the publication of Best Chefs America, add che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Exclusive: Chef Brian Cantrell Takes Over at Emeril's Miami Beach

    Brian Cantrell is now the chef de cuisine at Emeril's Miami Beach. ​Talk about musical chairs in the local food world: With the departure of Emeril's Miami Beach chef de cuisine Brandon Benack to Norman's Orlando, a void was left at the New Orleans-style restaurant. Well, that job has been f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    New Chef at A Fish Called Avalon

    Avalon dining room​The veteran Ocean Drive seafood establishment has hired Kal Abdalla as new executive chef. Kal, who replaces long-time Avalon chef Brian Cantrell, is best known for his lengthy stint as top toque of The Forge; he also helmed the kitchen at Prezzo Restaurant & Martini B ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 14, 2005