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LondonHouse Chicago Names Samantha Santiago Torres Executive Pastry Chef

LondonHouse Chicago, the luxury lifestyle property on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, announces the appointment of Samantha Santiago Torres as Executive Pastry Chef.Santiago Torres began her culinary career by studying at the prestigious Camilo José Cela University in Madrid, Spain with a Ferrán Adriá Chair Professorship.

Alto-Shaam Hires Isaac Wilde as a Sous Chef

Alto-Shaam hired Isaac Wilde as a Sous Chef at its corporate headquarters in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.Wilde first joined Alto-Shaam in May 2018 when he served as a culinary intern for the summer. Prior to his internship, he spent several years working in Milwaukee restaurants.

Erik Bruner-Yang Cements a Legacy with Brothers and Sisters

Erik Bruner-YangBrothers and Sisters | The Line HotelWashington, D.C.Opened December 2017Who made the first move? Sydell Group first approached me as far back as 2012 to gauge my interest. They had a guy that worked for them named Tanner Campbell; to me he was kind of their talent scout, and he was a big fan of Toki Underground and saw potential in me that I hadn’t even seen in myself.

James Beard Winner Andrea Reusing Dishes on The Durham

Andrea ReusingThe Durham | The Durham HotelDurham, North CarolinaOpened October 2015Who made the first move? My partner Craig Spitzer texted a photo of the building to me. It has always been one of my favorites in Durham, and I knew right away that I wanted to learn more about the project.

How Chris Cosentino Crushes it with Hotel Restaurants

Chris CosentinoAcacia House | Las AlcobasSt. Helena, CaliforniaOpened May 2017Jackrabbit | The Duniway HotelPortland, OregonOpened March 2017What was attractive about the idea of a hotel restaurant? In Portland, it was really about being a part of a beautiful hotel remodel.

InHarvest Promotes Chris Bybee to Corporate Chef Manager

InHarvest, Inc. announced the promotion of Chris Bybee from corporate chef to corporate chef manager, effective immediately.In his new role, Bybee manages and prioritizes Culinary Team activities within the company’s established sales strategy, as well as helps streamline the process and communication of InHarvest’s “Culinary First” model.

Portland's Rosswood Announces New Culinary Team

Overlooking the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, and adjacent to the recently-renovated River’s Edge Hotel, Rosswood announced the appointments of Ryan Gaul, Cody Lucchesi  and Jerrod Knight to executive chef, chef de cuisine and sous chef.

Chefman Partners with Chopped Competitor Eitan Bernath

Chefman, a leader in developing innovative kitchen appliances that take the stress out of cooking, is teaming up with famed 16-year-old chef and Chopped competitor, Chef Eitan Bernath. The duo plan to take their passion for cooking and give home chefs a new inspiration for cooking by showcasing easy-to-use techniques and Chefman products that bring the fun back into the kitchen.

Mario Batali’s Michelin-Starred La Sirena to Close

Mario Batali’s Michelin-starred La Sirena is closing. The New York City restaurant is the first to shutter since the celebrity chef was accused of sexual misconduct last December. Batali took a leave of absence following reports of habitual sexual harassment, published in an Eater New York story.

For Joseph and Jenna Cuccia, it's Small Plates and Big Dreams

Lodi, New Jersey, a small borough squeezed in between Hackensack and Garfield, is not exactly known as a hotbed of culinary invention. Diners tend to prefer cuisines with which they’re familiar; you don’t have to walk far to find any number of Italian spots.

About Last Knife Names Dan Weiland Executive Chef

About Last Knife, the new bar and steakhouse concept adjacent to the ground floor lobby of the Hotel Julian Millennium Park in Chicago, Oxford Capital Group’s latest luxury lifestyle hotel on North Michigan Avenue, announces the appointment of Dan Weiland as Executive Chef.

Blue Bamboo Chef Dennis Chan Wins 4th Annual Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest

General Mills Foodservice announces that Dennis Chan, chef and owner of Blue Bamboo in Jacksonville, Florida is the Grand Prize Winner in the 4th Annual Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest, which celebrates independent family or “neighborhood” restaurants and food trucks and the one-of-a-kind dishes that reflect their local flavor.