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. [Crain’s]

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. [Eater]

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. [Zagat Buzz]