Florida native, Michael Bertozzi has been working in restaurants since he was 15 years old and credits his passion for Southern cuisine to his mother and grandmother, both native Texans. His father, a native of Peru, provided international influence in regards to exploring exotic flavors. Bertozzi attended Auburn University where he graduated with a degree in Biomedical Sciences and made a name for himself working at several restaurants. In 2010, Bertozzi was recruited to Atlanta’s TWO urban licks, an ideal spot for him to hone his culinary chops and then returned to Alabama where he served as Executive Chef at Central. A nationally acclaimed chef, Bertozzi moved back to Atlanta in 2015 serving as TWO urban licks’ executive chef where he continues to this day. Additionally, Bertozzi has stepped into the role of Director of Culinary for Concentrics Restaurants where he assists with the kitchen design, menu development and recruiting and training of chefs for new concepts.