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Michael Romano

Executive Chef

A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Chef Michael Romano’s passion for cooking started in his teens. He often spent time in the kitchen with his father and got his start in the industry as a busboy at a small Italian restaurant.  

As Executive Chef at Rapoport’s Restaurant Group’s waterfront concept, Deck 84, Chef Romano has proven his dedication to the craft and his passion for food. His approach to cooking is influenced by his Italian roots and love for Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine but in the end his philosophy is to keep it simple, letting the flavors and fresh ingredients shine. Catering to Deck 84’s prime location, Chef Romano uses fresh seafood, along with meat and locally sourced produce delivered daily to create a variety of crowd-pleasing dishes.