The Miami Herald’s Culinary Podcast interviews House of Mac’s Chef Teach

Derrick Turton, known as Chef Teach, is most famous for his restaurants and his House of Mac food truck in South Florida, but few people know that he was Pitbull’s first manager.

On the Feb. 17 episode of the Miami Herald’s food podcast, La Ventanita, food writer Carlos Frías and co-host Amy Reyes spoke with Turton about how to cook for stars like Fat Joe, A$AP Rocky, Yo Gotti put him on a trail to the restaurant’s success. Her Mac home is now a favorite of Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Rihanna and a steady stream of other celebrities visiting South Florida.

We ask him about his 13 years of managing a young Pitbull – but why his father’s death has forced him to re-evaluate his life, give up a big paid career and turn to creating his own legacy with the successful House of Mac restaurants.

Tune in Thursdays at 11 a.m. to watch La Ventanita live, comment and ask questions during the interview. Find all episodes of La Ventanita on the show page and on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Megaphone, Stitcher and

This story was originally published February 16, 2022 9:19 a.m.

Miami Herald editor Carlos Frías won the 2018 James Beard Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Food Industry. Originally from Miami, he is also the author of the memoir “Take Me With You: A Secret Search for Family in a Forbidden Cuba”.

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