Paul Niedermann ‘In’ at BLT Steak; Daniel Angerer ‘In’ at Dig Inn (Formerly Known as Pump Energy)


Paul Niedermann, who just won this season of Hell’s Kitchen, has scored himself a job as head chef at BLT Steak.

Daniel Angerer, who recently shuttered Klee Brasserie and Little Cheese Pub, is now at the helm of the five locations of Dig Inn, the new incarnation of Pump Energy.

Nicolas Cantrel, who recently left Beaumarchais, is apparently out in the Philippines, working with Alain Ducasse on a venture there.
[Zagat Buzz]

David Diaz, who has been running the show at Beaumarchais since Cantrel left, was officially appointed executive chef at the restaurant.
[Zagat Buzz]

Food Network’s Alton Brown put out a “Fanifesto” on his blog in anticipation of his book tour, outlining how fans may and may not interact with him.

Andrew Carmellini is the latest chef to join Twitter. Stay tuned to see what Dutch-y musings he has in store.

A rumor is circulating that Joël Robuchon is involved in Steve Hanson’s new Kibo restaurant, slated to open this October.
[Grub Street]

Marc Murphy is the guest editor over at Food Republic this week. He dishes not on cooking, but on surfing.
[Food Republic]

Food Network’s Chopped is casting in the tristate area, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and New Orleans this fall.
[Zagat Buzz]

Joseph Ogrodnek, formerly of Gramercy Tavern, and Walker Stern, who worked at the Vanderbilt, will open Battersby, on Smith Street in Brooklyn.
[Zagat Buzz]