Welcome to the Miami Dade Chapter

We are one of the most dynamic and engaged regions in Florida, and our Chapter represents that.

For more information about getting involved with the Miami Dade Chapter, or becoming a member of the FRLA, contact Lynne Hernandez, South Florida Regional Director. Lynne is committed to the enhancement and growth of our chapter.

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Miami Golf Tournament 2017


Check out our upcoming events on the calendar below. You can also find our events on the FRLA Facebook page. #FRLAMIA

Chapter Events

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Upcoming Events › Miami Dade

List of Events

March 13, 2019
June 10, 2019 - June 12, 2019
September 15, 2019 - September 16, 2019
September 15, 2019 | 10:00 am - September 16, 2019 | 5:00 pm
September 15, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chapter Director(s)

Lynne Hernandez
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Chapter Leadership


Carlos Gazitua, Sergio’s Restaurant

Vice-President of Lodging
Steve Keup, Hersha Hotels Florida

Vice-President of Restaurants
Pallava Goenka, Rusty Pelican Miami

Courtenay Carr-Russo, Tropical Delight Daiquiris

Ignacio Garcia-Menocal, Grove Bay Hospitality Group

Past President
Mary Rogers, Fontainebleau Miami Beach


Ramon Antelo, Z Ocean Resort

Stephen Boucher, Boucher Brothers

Carmen Casabielle, Imperial Dade

Gabriel Castrillon, Hyatt Regency Miami

Stephen Clark, Four Seasons Miami

DeAnne Connolly Graham, ROI Media Consultants

Henry Delgado, Smith & Wollensky
(FRLA Miami President/2012-2014)

Lalo Durazo, Jaguar Hospitality Group

Edward Everett, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Brickell

Shelly Fano, Miami Dade College Culinary Institute

Christopher Gould, Jungle Island

Salo Grosfeld, JR United Industries

Brian Johnson, Joe’s Stone Crab


Oliver Key, St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

Mutluhan Kucuk, Loew’s Miami Beach Hotel

Zoraida Mata, Fleming’s Steakhouse Coral Gables

Isabel Porzecanski, Mandarin Oriental Miami

Gene Prescott, The Biltmore Hotel

Mohammad Qureshi, FIU Chapman School of Hospitality

Jorge Rivero, HR Management Consultants

Sharon Silver,Wenzel Investment Group

John Sullivan, The Edition Miami Beach

Chef Allen Susser, Books and Books

Jeff Webb, Pollo Tropical

Dr. Joe West, Brooklyn Water Bagels
FIU School of Hospitality


Government Relations Committee


Chris Gould, Jungle Island

Steven Keup, Hersha Hotels

Education Committee


Deanne Connolly Graham, ROI Media

Stephen Clark, Four Seasons Miami