Chef and Pastry Chef Moves


At Locavore’s friends and family party. Photo: ©

Over in Bernal Heights, ~LOCAVORE~ has promoted chef de cuisine Jonathan Merritt to executive chef; chef Jason Moniz will remain as one of the partners/owners of Locavore, but he will be working on special projects such as expanding their sausage business. There shouldn’t be a dramatic change in their food since Merritt has been running the back of house since March, but since he worked at Pok Pok in Portland, don’t be surprised if you see some Thai flavors pop up.

The Scoop reports Kyle Caporicci is the new pastry chef at Oakland’s ~COMMIS~; predecessor Carlos Salgado is moving to L.A. to open Taco Maria in his family’s 25-year-old taqueria.