Joel Dennis is leaving Adour Alain Ducasse to “pursue other opportunities.” A rumor that former Essex House chef de cuisine Didier Elena may replace him hasn’t been confirmed, but Sylvain Portay, who has worked with Alain Ducasse for 25 years, will act as the interim chef.
Jason Bunin, who was previously at Knickerbocker, Vintage Irving, and Sidecar before his most recent stint at Hudson Terrace, is the new chef at The Ainsworth. He’s taking over from Dave Feimster.
Patricia Williams has taken a cooking gig at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club, where she’ll be turning out Southern-flavored favorites like shrimp and grits, and Pepsi beef short ribs.
Top Chef season 2’s Marcel Vigneron has signed on with the Syfy network for a new reality show about his molecular catering company called Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen.
[Eat Me Daily]