The swank interior of Mina Test Kitchen, a holdover from the former Café Claude Marina. Photo by Aubrie Pick.
The recently opened ~CAFÉ CLAUDE MARINA~ has had a chef turnover: opening chef Doug DeGeeter has moved on, and RJ Subaba will be taking over December 15th. Subaba was most recently the executive chef at Cin-Cin Wine Bar in Los Gatos, and his background also includes positions at The Village Pub in Woodside, Murray Circle at Cavallo Point in Sausalito, and The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena. He’ll be working closely with Alicia Jenish—the corporate chef for Franck LeClerc’s restaurant group (which includes the upcoming Gaspar, Gitane, both Café Claude locations, and Claudine)—who has been overseeing the menu since DeGeeter’s departure. The new winter menu should be in place with Subaba’s touches by January 15th. Next on Jenish’s to-do list: find a new chef for Gitane. 2120 Greenwich St. at Fillmore, 415-292-3599.