Under the Toque: Jason Zukas of 'Chopped' in at Charles; David Chang Hates More Stuff

Under the Toque: Jason Zukas of 'Chopped' in at Charles; David Chang Hates More Stuff

Charles, in Greenwich Village, has announced that Jason Zukas will take over for executive chef Kristine Mana-ay while she's on maternity leave. Zukas has cooked at Andre Balazs's Sunset Beach on Shelter Island, and was a contestant on Chopped. [Grub Street]

Dennis Foy now owns the Lawrenceville Inn in Lawrenceville, N.J., with his wife, Estelle Quinones-Foy. He used to have an eponymous restaurant in TriBeCa. [NY Times]

Todd English, who jilted fiancee Erica Yang, had a sham wedding with Yang on a boat., complete with fake wedding bands and wedding certificates. The boat's chef officiated. [Eater]

David Chang, who recently pissed off San Franciscans by criticizing the city's cuisine, named several more food trends he hates: "The Cheesecake Factory. The Kobe beef movement... it was never meant to be a burger! Sliders are stupid too." [Chicago Tribune]

When Canadians complained that the forthcoming book naming the world's leading chefs, Coco, contained no Canucks, they were mistaken. Anna Hansen of the Modern Pantry in London is from Montreal; Hugh Acheson, a Mario Batali favorite, is from Ottawa. [Grub Street]


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