Colin Dewey; photo by John Mortimer.
Over at ~ZERO ZERO~, chef de cuisine Chris Whaley has departed, with Colin Dewey taking his place. Colin is returning from a stint in New York, working for Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich—he previously worked with chef Bruce Hill as a sous chef and chef de cuisine at Bix, and is excited to be working with him once again.
After my report last month that chef de cuisine Matt Gandin was leaving ~DELFINA~, Yumsugar has the word on his replacement: Dylan Montano, the chef at Traci Des Jardins’ Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, who was previously at Quince. (Via Grub Street.)