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ABOUT US

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 No Name Chinese serves contemporary Chinese cuisine, Dim Sum and weird wines using locally sourced ingredients in an upscale, modern space in South Miami.  

THE IDEA STARTED WHEN A GROUP OF FRIENDS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS WHOM WANTED TO DO SOMETHING UNLIKE ANY OTHER CHINESE RESTAURANT IN MIAMI. Partnering with Chef Pablo Zitzmann and the duo behind Coral Gables wine bar Uvaggio, they took traditional Chinese dishes and flavors, put a cleaner spin on them using South Florida's natural produce, and paired it all with great wine, craft beer and high end service. 

The team batted prospective names back and forth for eight months, but nothing seemed to stick. Finally, though, they found one that fit perfectly — No Name.

 

MEET THE TEAM

 
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PABLO ZITZMANN, EXECUTIVE CHEF: Born in Bogota, Colombia, Pablo Zitzmann has been living in the United States for the past 11 years. He has worked under several renowned chefs, including Michelle Bernstein, NOBU's Thomas Buckley and Jean-Georges Vongerighten.

Favorite Chef: Andrew Ricker from Pok Pok and Chris Consentino from Cockswomb

Favorite Food: Caccio e Peppe (Okay, it's not Chinese) 

Favorite Band: The Clash

Favorite Ingredient: Sichuan Peppercon and Dry Miso

Favorite Movie: Interstellar  

Inspired by: Local produce and cross utilization of product

If I were not cooking I'd be: Either traveling the world playing in a punk rock band, or skateboarding professionally.

 

  NATALIA ATUESTA , PASTRY CHEF: Born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Santiago de Chile, Pastry Chef Natalia Atuesta has always had a passion for pastries. Growing up in a Jewish household, Babkas, Kuchen and other pastries were part of her upbringing. Natalia studied Culinary Arts at Inacap in Santiago, worked for several concepts by Ferran Adria and was the Director of Operations for Barandarian Restaurant Group before coming back to the States. She and Pablo Zitzmann are the proud parents of Nicholas Zitzmann, the next on the line at No Name Chinese. 

NATALIA ATUESTA, PASTRY CHEF: Born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Santiago de Chile, Pastry Chef Natalia Atuesta has always had a passion for pastries. Growing up in a Jewish household, Babkas, Kuchen and other pastries were part of her upbringing. Natalia studied Culinary Arts at Inacap in Santiago, worked for several concepts by Ferran Adria and was the Director of Operations for Barandarian Restaurant Group before coming back to the States. She and Pablo Zitzmann are the proud parents of Nicholas Zitzmann, the next on the line at No Name Chinese. 

  RAY SHOLES,  GENERAL MANAGER: After finding a passion for food in his own kitchen when he was sixteen years old, Ray attended Johnson & Wales University to study Culinary Arts.  Deciding he was too much of a social butterfly, Ray switched gears and decided to pursue a career in the front of the house. He loves meeting new people and sharing his passion for food, wine and beverage, and culture. 

RAY SHOLES, GENERAL MANAGER: After finding a passion for food in his own kitchen when he was sixteen years old, Ray attended Johnson & Wales University to study Culinary Arts.  Deciding he was too much of a social butterfly, Ray switched gears and decided to pursue a career in the front of the house. He loves meeting new people and sharing his passion for food, wine and beverage, and culture. 

  SARINA KIERNAN,  BAR MANAGER: Born in New York, and living in South Florida since 1981, Sarina’s experience in the food and beverage industry spans more than 25 years. She is especially drawn to opening of new concepts and to date she has been on the opening team for six concept establishments. Sarina continues to increase her industry knowledge through individual study and mentorship. Most notably, she is currently studying to be a Sommelier.

SARINA KIERNAN, BAR MANAGER: Born in New York, and living in South Florida since 1981, Sarina’s experience in the food and beverage industry spans more than 25 years. She is especially drawn to opening of new concepts and to date she has been on the opening team for six concept establishments. Sarina continues to increase her industry knowledge through individual study and mentorship. Most notably, she is currently studying to be a Sommelier.

 

BUSINESS PARTNERS: ANDREW FREDMAN | ROBBIE OPPENHEIM | ALLAN SERVIANSKY

 
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