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Chef Dean James Max

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Dean James Max is the chef and president of DJM restaurants, a company that specializes in restaurantconcept development and ongoing management, and has been an established leader in the culinary world formany years now.

He has celebrated the launch of numerous destination restaurants all over the world and isbased out of Deerfield Beach, Florida. The company has launched and operated farm to table concepts inmany hotel brands such as Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Renaissance hotels as well as a variety of independentrestaurants and modern fast casuals.

Max’s career started working for Michelin star chefs and he developed hisfarm to table skills in the slow food movement of Italy when he lived in Florence. He moved up the ranks inRitz Carlton kitchens in Atlanta and Washington before refining his cooking as a chef in San Francisco and LosAngeles in the 90’s. All the DJM locations have seen great success with many awards for food and beverageexcellence.

Currently the company operates the Brasserie complex in Grand Cayman consisting of an up scalerestaurant, market, juice bar, BBQ concept, bakery and event space. The company works on reinventing thefood and beverage program at Pink Sands Resort in Harbor Island Bahamas and most recently launched acooking series at Swank Farmhouse cooking show.

DJM has created brands like the award winning 3030Ocean restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Even Keel Restaurant, James Republic, Blue Ocean Poke, CultivarMexican Kitchen, Latitude 41, AMP 150, Parallel Post, Watertable, and reinvented the Cheeca Lodge Resort inIslamorada. The restaurants are all based around farm to table concepts and are deeply involved in grass rootsmarketing programs that develop them as destination locations.

Chef Max has a laundry list ofaccomplishments from multiple James Beard nominations for Best Chef, crowned King of AmericanSeafood in 2010, wrote an amazing seafood cookbook in 2006 called “A Life by the Sea, and holds manyrestaurant accolades from multiple properties.

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