Ex-Sfoglia chef Ron Suhanosky has left Stuzzicheria after just four months, due to creative differences with owner Gerard Renny. Paul Di Bari, who worked at sister restaurant Stuzzi, has taken over.
James Kent, who competed a in Bocuse d’Or this year, has been promoted to chef de cuisine at Eleven Madison Park. Abram Bissell is leaving EMP to helm Daniel Humm and Will Guidara’s forthcoming restaurant in the NoMad Hotel.
Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America is coming back for a third season in February, and will be hosted by Bobby Flay.
Jeffrey Chodorow, who plans to open Kutsher’s Tribeca this fall, has tapped Mark Spangenthal, formerly of Dining Room, to head up the kitchen.
Food Network star Michael Chiarello is now creating in-flight meals for Delta Airlines, like antipasti misto, seared filet of beef, and “Fusilli Michaelangelo.”
Bravo has confirmed rumors that Top Chef‘s Season 9 will take place in Texas. Shooting will take place in San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin.