Culinary Institute of America
Hyde park, New York
As seen by hundred's of millions of hungry people worldwide!

Raised in Tampa, Florida, Chef Miles, is a 1987 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Known mostly as Cheffy Baby “CulinaryMercenary,” Cheffy has headlined the Cheffy Baby World Food Tours tremendous success.

Currently in his seventh year touring for OSO Chilean Sweet Onions, working with an award winning marketing team and sellout crops are why Cheffy Baby is asked to return year after year. Selling everything on the floor is exactly what happened in 2003 on Cheffy’s Tangerine Twist Tour for Noble Express.

Besides being one of the world’s busiest touring chefs, Cheffy served as the Wal-Mart SuperCenter In-Store Culinary Icon from 1999 – 2002. Over 100 of his videos looped continuously in four different departments, thus reaching 10 million customers weekly and millions of Cheffy Baby recipe cards were distributed annually.

As the spokesperson for the Florida Department of Citrus: Grapefruit, he also was the artistic director/administrator of 1997 and 1998 World Wide Grapefruit PR campaign. In 1999 the F.D.O.C. took Cheffy and his fresh ideas to Japan to kick off the 1999 season with Cheffy’s Japanese-Florida Grapefruit campaign.


Cheffy was nationally syndicated on Fit TV (Body by Jake) and hosted “Healthy Living” as an on-air personality. Fit TV is syndicated across the country on Fox Sports Net. Cheffy Baby’s television career began in 1989 on CBS WTVT-13’s Pulse Plus noon program with Jack Harris. In 1990 he became the “Pet Ritz Pie of the Month Chef” on the “Murphy in the Morning Show” for ABC WTSP-10. Then it was back to WTVT -13 when Cheffy co-hosted “Tampa Bay’s Talking Cuisine,” a live one-hour food show featuring chefs, restaurants, and interesting eating segments.

In 1994, Chef Miles was one of only three chefs in the nation nominated for the James Beard Best Television Food Journalism award for his work on “Tampa Bay’s Talking Cuisine.” Cheffy was also featured three days a week during the WTVT-13 noon news creating favorites for Publix Supermarkets. Chef Miles hosted “Chef’s Secrets” as a feature reporter for ABC affiliate WFTS-28. Chef Miles then brought his tasty segments to Bay News 9. (24 hour local news channel)

Chef Miles established Chef Miles Catering in 1988 in his hometown of Tampa, Florida. In 1989, Chef Miles began publishing a column with Creative Loafing newspaper, where he also served as the food editor and critic. Two years later he joined The Tampa Tribune’s staff as a columnist in the Food Section and also penned a Q & A in the Friday Extra. In 1991 Chef Miles received the Best Columnist Award from Tampa Bay Life magazine.

The Cheffy radio movement started in 1992 on U92 as a food critic five days a week. Then it was on to national syndication on the Independent Broadcasters Network for over two years. The “Ask Chef Miles Show” was broadcast in more than 60 cities. It featured nationally renowned chefs and live remotes from cities like New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Chef Miles stayed on-air with shows broadcast on Florida’s top rated news and talk station, Newsradio 970 WFLA. With “Food for Thought,” Chef Miles kept his vast audience informed of the best restaurants, food issues, and the latest in health and nutrition. Grilled guests were the entrees on “The Chef Miles Show,” where Cheffy Baby aired live for two hours, taking calls from listeners and entertaining guest chefs.

In 1995 Chef Miles worked with Value Quest, a division of Warner Music Group, to put together “Cheffy Baby’s Low Fat Gourmet Secrets.” The kit includes Cheffy’s book, two cooking videos, and twenty recipe cards. It was sold nationally on FIT TV.

Cheffy is currently expanding his culinary horizons by exploring the dynamic world of Thai cuisine and is now working on a Thai Cook Book and TV series.

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