Thursday, June 6, 2024

Burt Rapoport Puts Executive Chef Team in Place

It’s tough enough putting together a good kitchen team when you have one restaurant, but if you’re restaurateur Burt Rapoport and have four much talked-about venues, it must seem like a neverending process. This year, he’s put together a team of chefs with some well-known local names and a Palm Beach County newbie, too. 

Exec. Chef Fabrizio Pintus, photo by Libby Vision

Executive Chef Fabrizio Pintus (pictured above) joined Boca’s Prezzo in September, and is working on an Italian trattoria menu to unveil soon. He most recently worked at Il Fornaio in Santa Clara, Calif., as exec chef for Tiramesu in Miami Beach, and has experience in kitchens in Nikiti, Greece, as well as Dublin (The Merrion, Four Seasons) and Italy. 

Exec. Chef Chris Miracolo, photo by Libby Vision

Burt & Max’s in Delray Beach welcomed Executive Chef Chris Miracolo (pictured above) earlier this year. His background includes Mark’s Las Olas, Himmarshee Bar & Grille, Tarpon Bend, Max’s Harvest, S3 (Fort Lauderdale) and at TRP Taste, a culinary theater. His new menu is already on tables there.

Exec. Chef Bruce Feingold, photo by Libby Vision

Executive Chef Bruce Feingold (pictured above) started at Deck 84 in September, after being with Delray Beach’s Dada as chef/partner for years. He is working on a new menu rollout there, too.

Exec. Chef Hector Cinctron, photo by Libby Vision

And then Executive Chef Hector Cintron (pictured above) rounds out the group at Max’s Grille. He has worked there for 11 years in two stints that surrounded a job as exec chef at Fort Lauderdale’s Timpano Italian. Before starting at Max’s Grille, he also worked at Delray Beach’s popular 32 East.

Culinary Director Patrick Broadhead, photo by Libby Vision

These chefs all work with Rapoport Restaurant Group’s Culinary Director Patrick Broadhead (pictured above), who has worked with Rapoport for more than 20 years. 

  • Prezzo is located at 5560 North Military Trail in Boca Raton, Florida.  Telephone: (561) 314-6840;
  • Deck 84 is located at 840 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. Telephone: (561) 665-8484;
  • Burt & Max’s is located at 9089 West Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. Telephone: (561) 638-6380;
  • Max’s Grille is located at 404 Plaza Real Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. Telephone: (561) 368-0080;
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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