Brian LethBrian Leth has helmed the kitchen at Brooklyn's Vinegar Hill House since April of 2009, when the restaurant had been open for about six months. After getting his start cooking professionally in New Mexico, he moved back to New York, where he worked under Gabrielle Hamilton at Prun ... More >>
Philippe Bertineau has been named the new head chef at Balthazar. He previously helmed the kitchen at now-defunct patisserie, Payard. [Nation's Restaurant News] Richard Gere's Westchester B&B, The Bedford Post Inn, is losing executive chef Brian Lewis, following the departure of pastry chef ... More >>
Melissa Hom/MetromixRyan Skeen and unidentified friend. The Feed is reporting that Ryan Skeen was fired yesterday afternoon from Allen & Delancey. Adding insult to injury, his boss, Dick Friedberg, dismissed him by e-mail.
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