Michael Sullivan has left the five-month-old Anella to pursue “other projects.” Sullivan formerly worked at Chanterelle and Le Zinc. A replacement at Anella has yet to be named.
Top Chef: New York winner Hosea Rosenberg is launching www.whereishosea.com as a way to let people track his travels during a five-month sabbatical from Jax-Boulder, the seafood restaurant he chefs in Boulder. His departure comes just days after fellow cheftestant and make-out partner Leah Cohen left Centro Vinoteca.
Kuma Inn’s King Phojanakong clarified his departure from Talay: he and his sous chef left the Harlem restaurant back in April when he started working on his Brooklyn outpost, Umi Nom, and was not involved in Talay’s transformation from Thai to Mexican bistro Pancho Gringo.
David Bouley is being sued for $1.3 million by a TriBeCa landlord who claims the chef owes almost two years’ worth of back rent. The site, across the street from Bouley Bakery and Upstairs, was planned as a Japanese restaurant expected to open last year.
Apparently, it’s a good time to be a pizzaiolo. Job postings seeking pizza makers are everywhere, including ads for a chef de cuisine at a “fast-paced upscale Chelsea spot,” a “Brick Oven Pizza Chef” in Williamsburg, and a “baker needed to make specialty pizza” in TriBeCa.