Chef Moves: Paul Piscopo to Pabu and The Ramen Bar

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The Happy Spoon at Pabu. Photo via Pabu’s Facebook page.

When I was at the Meals on Wheels Share Our Strength event a week ago, as I was massively enjoying the “happy spoon” being served at the Pabu table, I noticed Paul Piscopo’s name on the restaurant’s identifying card. Piscopo was the executive chef at the St. Regis San Francisco for the past year, and prior to that, he was at the W San Francisco.

His new role with the Michael Mina Group is executive chef and culinary manager for both ~PABU~ and ~THE RAMEN BAR~—he will be busy supporting both openings under Ken Tominaga’s guidance, and will be managing day-to-day operations in the kitchen for both concepts. For a recap on both projects, click to our prior piece here. We’ll have updates for you on these upcoming openings very soon. In related news, the Pabu location in the Four Seasons Baltimore is closing June 14th. 101 California at Front.