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.
Alias on the Lower East Side has a new chef. Marcellus Coleman, who has worked at Aureole, Eleven Madison Park, and wd~50, has taken over.
Former Morrell Wine Bar chef Edwin Bellanco, who left earlier this year to be replaced by Jake Klein, is opening his own restaurant in Midtown, hopefully by year’s end.
Vandaag’s Phillip Kirschen-Clark has left the restaurant. Apparently, his vision didn’t coincide with the owners’. Sous chef Seth Johnson is now at the helm.
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.”
Craig Hopson of Le Cirque is the latest chef to host a pop-up. He will join the Guerrilla Culinary Brigade for a dinner at the Hotel on Rivington penthouse this month.
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.