Monday Night Football, Chef's Club Tailgate Style at BLT Steak

Executive Chef Sam Gorenstein at work.
Executive Chef Sam Gorenstein at work.
Jacob Katel

Last Monday, South Florida's Chefs Club, a network of culinary professionals who meet regularly to eat, talk shop, and crack jokes, got together over a tailgate style feast at the bar of BLT Steak Miami during the Dolphin's opener against the Colts.

Executive Chef Sam Gorenstein says of hosting Chefs Club, "I think it's a great opportunity to get know your colleagues. It's a small community here compared to New York, LA, Chicago, and San Francisco, so it's a good chefs night out.

I took a low key approach. We're doing tailgate food with a twist. If you think about what chefs like to eat on their day off it's street grub, at least me, I don't want nothing fancy. You don't have to make really high end food for people to enjoy eating it. Good ingredients, good flavors, good technique, and that's it."

Here are some more images from the Monday Night Football chefs club and regular dinner service at BLT Steak Miami.

The menu.
The menu.
BLT Steak's special butter.
BLT Steak's special butter.
Aged Cheddar Bacon Mini-Popovers.
Aged Cheddar Bacon Mini-Popovers.
Aged Cheddar Bacon Mini-Popovers, the remix.
Aged Cheddar Bacon Mini-Popovers, the remix.
Executive Sous Chef Daniel Ganem plates a regular dinner menu item.
Executive Sous Chef Daniel Ganem plates a regular dinner menu item.

Sous Chef Daniel Ganem says, "I used to work at the Mugaritz in Spain, so to be in a steakhouse, I'm lucky to be in one like this here where the ingredients are the best."

Daniel's knives.
Daniel's knives.
A cook gets the slider bread ready.
A cook gets the slider bread ready.

 

Broiler Cook Michael Korchmar works a bone-in.
Broiler Cook Michael Korchmar works a bone-in.

Char scientist and broiler cook Michael Korchmar said, "I think this dinner's gonna be great" as he slid a textbook cut across the pass.

Spiny Lobster Corn Dog.
Spiny Lobster Corn Dog.
Line em' up.
Line em' up.
Plate em' out.
Plate em' out.
Sliced for American Kobe sliders.
Sliced for American Kobe sliders.
Sliders out. By the way that tray there is solid and heavier-n-a-motherfucker.
Sliders out. By the way that tray there is solid and heavier-n-a-motherfucker.
Good reaction.
Good reaction.

 

A random regular dinner service order shot that makes me hungry.
A random regular dinner service order shot that makes me hungry.
And one that just looks cool.
And one that just looks cool.
A cook seasons steaks.
A cook seasons steaks.
Teiger Corazon behind a spinach dish.
Teiger Corazon behind a spinach dish.
Steak is served with bone marrow.
Steak is served with bone marrow.
Meanwhile, the Chefs Club enjoy themselves by the bar.
Meanwhile, the Chefs Club enjoy themselves by the bar.
And have a drink.
And have a drink.

 

Sous Chef Daniel Ganem holds a leaning tower of crispy onion rings.
Sous Chef Daniel Ganem holds a leaning tower of crispy onion rings.
Chicken time, hell yeah.
Chicken time, hell yeah.
I got to try one and have to say these fuckers were awesome.
I got to try one and have to say these fuckers were awesome.
Hot damn! Hot coals.
Hot damn! Hot coals.
Hey, what's going on, what's that smell?
Hey, what's going on, what's that smell?
Quail over hot coals and rosemary. The smell was fucking awesome.
Quail over hot coals and rosemary. The smell was fucking awesome.
I think this whole bit was improvised on the spot.
I think this whole bit was improvised on the spot.
Don't put too much coals in each, just two or three.
Don't put too much coals in each, just two or three.
Smokin' hot.
Smokin' hot.
Grilled Honey-Balsamic Marinated Quail.
Grilled Honey-Balsamic Marinated Quail.

 

Chef Dean James Max of 3030 Ocean talking with Chef Michael Schwartz.
Chef Dean James Max of 3030 Ocean talking with Chef Michael Schwartz.
Chef Tim Andriola (far right) of TIMO in Sunny Isles and industry folk.
Chef Tim Andriola (far right) of TIMO in Sunny Isles and industry folk.
Chef Michael Schwartz and PR Maverick Larry Carrino.
Chef Michael Schwartz and PR Maverick Larry Carrino.
A fall off the bone kitchen rib.
A fall off the bone kitchen rib.
Bread pudding.
Bread pudding.
Spiced Caramel Popcorn.
Spiced Caramel Popcorn.
BLT Cooks.
BLT Cooks.
BLT Crew.
BLT Crew.
Laughing at me.
Laughing at me.

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