Allen Susser was born in Brooklyn, NY on Christmas Day in 1956 and grew up in a family of food lovers. By 1976, he finished the NYC Tech College Restaurant Management School and went on to get his BS degree at the Florida International University and graduated in 1981 at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. He then worked in the kitchens at Le Bristol Hotel in Paris, Le Cirque in NYC and finally ending up at the Turnberry Yacht Club in Aventura, FL until 1985. In 1986 he opened Chef Allen’s in North Miami where he picked up award after award.
Great Chefs taped Allen in November 1998 for their Great Chefs of America series. In late 1999, Chef Susser flew down to the Great Chefs Villa on St Croix, USVI to film several Caribbean dishes for the Weber Grills/Great Chefs Grill Out special. In 1994 he won the James Beard Best Chef Award and 25 years later, decided to close the restaurant when the lease was up in mid-2011.
Today, Chef Allen consults from his home in Hollywood, Florida.
Address: 3389 Sheridan St suite 557 Hollywood FL 33021