Robb Garceau ‘In’ at Great Performances; David Santos ‘Out’ at Hotel Griffou


Robb Garceau, the executive chef of Union Square Events, has left the company to head up the caterer Great Performances.

The cook known as Omar, formerly of the Little Morocco cart, is now cooking at Kabab Express on 55th Street and Sixth Avenue.
[Midtown Lunch]

Top Chef alum Leah Cohen has revealed the name of her upcoming Southeast Asian restaurant: Pig and Khao, which is Thai for “rice.”
[Zagat Buzz]

Nicolas Cantrel has left Brasserie Beaumarchais some six months after it changed its name from Bagatelle. Chef de cuisine David Diaz has taken over.
[Zagat Buzz]

Hotel Griffou chef David Santos has departed after just 10 months, claiming (what else?) creative differences with the owners.

New York may be getting one more chef from Portland. James Beard Award winner Andy Ricker, who was spotted at Smorgasburg, revealed he was eyeing venues in Brooklyn.
[Zagat Buzz]

It appears that Social Eatz’s Angelo Sosa is now shilling for Glaceau Smartwater, sharing the bill with Jennifer Aniston.
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