Profile: Andrew Rothschild

Who are you?
A father, a husband, a Chef, and a businessman who believes in building up and giving back.

What do you do in real life?
Manage the day to day operations for my Company, Rothschild and Associates, LLC.  Presently, Soho Studios at the Wynwood Convention Center and the start-up foods for events company, Art Gourmet, takes up most of my time.

What is SAPAL?
Soho Arts Pavilion and Lounge was established to provide a cool sophisticated space to support the local non- profit organization for the arts and emerging artist.  The recently renovated 6,000 sq. foot space is outfitted with beautiful leather furniture, full service bar and art work from our participating sponsors directed by our Creative Director Ilana Vardy.

What excites you most about what you do?
I love being creative, my company gives me the opportunity to consult on new upcoming projects, re-conceptualizing ongoing venues and creating events at Soho Studios or off site.  It also provides access to some of the most interesting and creative people in the south Florida area.  Our recent food service installation for Art Gourmet in the Scope/Art Asia tent looked so beautiful because of the creative talent of Dale Moore and his staff at WMEvents.  That whole event was very exciting!

What inspires you?
I’m inspired by passion and integrity I see in others. I’m inspired by people who care. I’m inspired by the creativity and artistic talents of the emerging artists in the Miami- Wynnewood Community.

Do you cook at home?
My wife is a great cook and does the majority of the cooking at home. But I love to cook on the weekends; especially with my two daughters who are always coming up with a project like, making chocolate truffles, home-made marshmallow, sorbet pops or my favorite chocolate ganache cupcakes.

What is your favorite food?
Hagen Daz coffee ice cream

Best restaurants in town, hands down?
My favorite restaurants to dine are Sugar Cane, BLT and 954 Steak.  They all have one thing in common, great young Chefs who really care.

How would you describe your personal style?
Casual, sophisticated and relaxed. This transcends into the kitchen where I like to “keep it simple”.

What do you do now, that you did not do 5 years ago?
Spend my evenings at home with the family.  I really didn’t realize what I missed as a Chef in a kitchen for the last 25 until I started my new company. Now I have the opportunity to go out on a Saturday night.  That is the biggest change.

What dream have you had that you have accomplished?

I always dreamed of having a successful well respected fine dining restaurant.  I did that in Chicago with The Marc. Now I dream of seeing the Wynwood community being the cultural and entertainment center of Miami.

If you had to move to a deserted island what 2 items would you take?
That’s easy; all the guilty pleasures with regards to food are for me have to do with pork.  So I would take a pig and some single batch bourbons to drink.

Something new, that you have just discovered about yourself?
I can lose weight by eating more!

What are your guilty pleasures?

Hagen daz Coffee Ice Cream, Single batch bourbons and driving fast – but not all at the same time of course!

One luxury that you cannot live without?

Three Words to describe you?
Optimist, dedicated, loyal

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