Girls Gone Boss

Aniece Meinhold: Partner, Phuc Yea & Pho Mo

Episode Summary

Aniece Meinhold comes from a family background in hospitality excellence and got her start at a very young age following her father’s footsteps. she graduated with a Business degree and a focus in Marketing from the University of Miami. In 2004, Meinhold met Cesar Zapata, a brilliant young chef, while opening the Four Seasons Brickell together. The assistant manager and the line cook quickly formed an alliance, and in 2010 finally got the opportunity to work together on their own project -- a 20 seat progressive wine bar called the Blue Piano. In 2011, Meinhold, along with Zapata, launched Phuc Yea, a Miami pop-up restaurant long before the pop-up dining concept was trending. Its Vietnamese-inspired menu was considered ground-breaking in South Florida. In 2016, they re-introduced a grown up version of Phuc Yea as a stand-alone restaurant in the heart of the Miami's “MiMo” District. Meinhold holds the title of general manager, though you can find her anywhere needed - behind the bar slinging drinks, on the line, or greeting guests. We spent an hour speaking with Ani, which could have easily turned into two + hours. We go into everything and reveal some #BossMoments at the end of the episode. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Be sure to follow Ani and Phuc Yea on all social media platforms.