Rising Star Chef David Mullen of Bourbon Steak Miami - Biography

Miami , FL

November 2011

David Mullen grew up in Central California, immersed in different cultures, food, flavors, and techniques. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Mullen completed his apprenticeship under Julian Serrano at Masa’s, a strong start to a career path that would lead him through some of the biggest names in contemporary American dining today. Mullen worked with Serrano at Picasso, Chef Laurent Gras at The Fifth Floor, and Laurent Tourondel at Cello before heading to New York City for an opening position with Wylie Dufresne at 71 Clinton Fresh Food and a sous chef position at Daniel.

In late 2006, Mullen took the chef de cuisine position at Angle at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, where he focused on highlighting regional cuisine with an emphasis on fresh fish. His exquisite dishes there came from a serious culinary pedigree, and they earned him a 2008 StarChefs.com South Florida Rising Stars Award. The same year, Mullen took over as executive chef at Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak in Miami.