MEET THE TEAM
Food is what we're good at. The Butler family has had a passion for food since the very beginning: Heidi and Michael met in the kitchen in a country club in South Carolina back in the early 90's. Since then, their love for entertaining, passion for success and undying drive to never give up has lead them to Helm. Helm is the first brick and mortar for Haran Hospitality and with dedication will not be the last. We are here to deliver not just food and beverage but an experience that will make you want to come back time and time again. Michael born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, studied in Rhode Island, lived in Maine. Heidi born in upstate New York, grew up in South Carolina, put her roots in Florida and is never pulling them up again. Those geographical influences will be found in the plates and cases of Helm and we can't wait to share them with you.
Heidi B. "Captain"
CEO and co-founder of Haran Hospitality with over 20 years of industry experience. Heidi
thrives in the creative realm. Combining her interior design experience with an intimate
knowledge of restaurant operations, she is quick to provide consistent results that come from
outside the box. Heidi’s expertise is well rounded; she has served as a culinary instructor, brand
consultant, and designer.
She applies a passion for creativity and serving others in all she creates. However, first and foremost is family. If you aren't already family, you will certainly be treated like you are a part of theirs.
Michael B. - "Quartermaster"
President and co-founder of Haran Hospitality. An industry veteran with over 30 years of
hospitality experience, Michael oversaw all areas of design and construction as well as
operations to include hotel, kitchen and bar design, and restaurant concepts. The foundation of
his success lies in his education from Johnson and Wales, Providence RI in Culinary Arts and
Florida International, Miami for Hospitality Management.
Michael's long and winding road through the hospitality industry lead him to be the great culinarian, leader, designer and trainer that he is today. He strongly believes that everyone is part of the bigger picture and we all need to be in that picture to make it complete.