Miami chef Cindy Hutson to be honored Oct. 10

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Miami chef-restaurateur Cindy Hutson of Ortanique and the forthcoming Zest restaurant will receive the 2015 Achievement Award, presented by Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Miami chapter.

The organization will give Hutson the award at its black-tie gala, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Mandarin Oriental Miami, 500 Brickell Key Dr.

Tickets are $250 and up and are available at

Hutson is the third Miami restaurateur to receive the Les Dames award, joining Michael Schwartz (2013) and Michelle Bernstein (2014).

Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor: @EvanBenn