Marcus Jernmark has taken over the kitchen at Aquavit, where he will turn out more modern Scandinavian fare. He was previously cooking at the Swedish Consulate.
Sue Torres, the chef-owner of Sueños in Chelsea, has taken over food operations at The Rusty Knot, where she promises to bring some Latin flavor to the menu.
French chefs at Ralph Lauren’s Ralph’s in Paris spent a week in New York learning to make burgers and other items like fried chicken from Danny Meyer’s chefs.
Ryan Skeen denies rumors that he’s already on his way out at 5 & Diamond in Harlem, although he is consulting on Coffee Shop’s new Empire Diner project.
Jehangir Mehta, the chef-owner of Graffiti Food & Wine Bar in the East Village, will teach a series of kids’ cooking classes at Whole Foods Bowery.
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Martin Brock, of Gray Kunz’s now-defunct Atria, has resurfaced to cook for 15 people just released from prison after being exonerated with help from Centurion Ministries.
And in sommelier news, Robert Bohr left his role as partner and wine director at Cru to work with Tom Colicchio’s restaurants. He has been replaced by Greg Majors.