Chef Hires: Bix, RN74, and Bouche

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The dining room at Bix. Photo courtesy of Bix.

According to an ad on Craigslist, I noticed ~BIX~ is looking for a new executive chef. Chef Erik Lowe has been there for almost the past four years, and executive chef and co-owner Bruce Hill mentions Lowe will stay on to train the new chef before moving on to his next thing, which is TBD. Stand by for news about the new hire, and thanks for all the great burgers and more, Erik!

Hot off the presses: ~RN74~ has a new executive chef and partner, Adam Sobel. He was most recently executive chef at Bourbon Steak in Washington, D.C., and was executive chef of RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas by Rick Moonen and chef de cuisine at Restaurant Guy Savoy in Las Vegas. Look for a menu “that reflects clean, fresh, and pure dishes”—he begins April 1st. As for former executive chef Jason Berthold, he is reportedly moving on to pursue a new Bay Area restaurant project set to open this fall.

After mentioning ~BOUCHE~ was looking for yet another chef, it seems owner Guillaume Issaverdens has found him. The new chef is Jerome Albaric. He was most recently executive chef at Plouf, and prior to that, he was exec sous chef at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak. Jerome is originally from the south of France, and his cooking style at Bouche is classic French. He plans to keep the menu changing at Bouche (about once a week, he’ll be adding new dishes). You can take a look at his current menu here. 603 Bush St. at Stockton, 415-956-0396.