Alex Stupak to Do Even More Mexican; April Bloomfield Goes to France


Alex Stupak has confirmed that he will open a second location of Empellón, in the space currently occupied by Counter.

April Bloomfield on her first-ever trip to Paris and Lyon: “I wasn’t expecting it to be so peasant-like, so that was a nice surprise, and Paris is not as anal as I thought it would be.”

Fox has announced that the winner of the latest season of Hell’s Kitchen will be named head chef at BLT Steak‘s New York location.
[Grub Street]

Amanda Freitag on going corporate: “I have mixed emotions on this. … It was a huge shock when [Nate Appleman] became chef at Chipotle. One day he showed me what he was working on, connecting with farmers and making a difference, and all of my jadedness went out of the window.”

Craigslist has an opening for an executive-chef position for anyone who can “deploy to Antarctica for up to seven (7) months per year.”
[Grub Street]