Experience Overview

There’s a lot you can learn from a cookbook or TV show, but there are certainly limitations to both those mediums. What if you have a question about how to flambé without burning down your kitchen? Sure, you could try yelling out questions to the TV or emailing the author of the cookbook, but neither are likely to yield positive results for you or your kitchen. That’s what makes our Michelle Bernstein Digital Dining Experience so special. Not only will you be able to soak up some wisdom from an internationally-recognized and James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef, but you’ll be able to make comments and ask questions during an exclusive interactive culinary demonstration hosted by Michelle.

So what do we mean by a Michelle Bernstein interactive cooking experience? Are you simply going to watch a video of her showcasing her Latin cooking skills? Nope…instead you’ll receive a unique password protected link to login to a live event where Michelle will guide you through a culinary demonstration using technology that allows you to immerse yourself in the presentation, including live comments and questions and answers. There’s even the option to add a business component to start the event, and you’ll receive a personally signed cookbook to remember the experience (pending availability).

As you’ve probably seen with some other virtual meetings and events, it’s not quite as easy as just pushing a button to make it all work. That’s where the experience and expertise of Zinc Agency comes in, and we pledge to handle all the details so that you can enjoy a VIP digital experience with chef Michelle Bernstein. You’ve seen her on Food Network, The Today Show and the Martha Stewart Show to name just a few, and now you can see her from the comfort your own home with our exclusive Michelle Bernstein virtual cooking experience.

About Michelle Bernstein

Chef Michelle Bernstein, a Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, has dazzled diners and critics alike with her sublime cuisine and a personality as bright and vibrant as the Florida sun.  “My food isn’t heavy handed or unnecessarily complicated,” says Bernstein, a James Beard Award winner (Best Chef South 2008) and author of Cuisine a Latina (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008).  “You don’t need a heavy handed technique and over the top presentations to make a dish work. It’s about amazing ingredients, layered flavors and simplicity.  My style of cooking is inspired by my own food memories and it’s the simple, soulful cooking that I remember from my travels.  I cook the food I love and I think that love translates to the diners.”

These days, Bernstein is busier than ever. Bernstein and her husband/business partner David Martinez) own/operate MBC Michelle Bernstein Catering Company in addition to their newest endeavor, Café La Trova, a Cuban-inspired bar and café located in Little Havana combining innovative and traditional Cuban-style and technique.

Bernstein dedicates time to Common Threads, an after-school program for underprivileged kids, and regularly appears on an array of national TV shows, from Top Chef to Good Morning America. Bernstein continues to host the Emmy award-winning PBS weekly television series, Check, Please! South Florida.  Now in its third year, Bernstein also hosts the Emmy award-winning weekly TV series on Channel 10, SoFlo Taste that celebrates the food of South Florida.

Most recently, Bernstein partnered with American Express to create the menu for the new Centurion Lounge at Miami International Airport. In addition, she is a Lexus Culinary Master and a member of Macy’s Culinary Council and has a partnership with Celebrity Cruise Lines.

Bernstein has also worked with Memorial Cancer Institute (MCI), a part of Memorial Healthcare System, to provide oncology patients with a variety of food alternatives to help ease their way through treatment.