Hires and Departures

Grub Street Los Angeles reports chefs Jeremy Fox and Charlie Parker are heading to Los Angeles to help consult and open ~FREDDY SMALLS BAR & KITCHEN~. The restaurant is the latest from Jeff Weinstein, founder of burger chain The Counter. Fox will reportedly return to the Bay Area, while Parker will remain in LA as the executive chef. Yup, we lost him.

~QUINCE~ and ~COTOGNA~ have a new pastry chef: Devin McDavid. He was formerly at The French Laundry, Per Se, Soho House, and Fleur de Sel.

And for those excited to try the Turkish cuisine of chef Vahit Besir at ~GRILL HOUSE MEDITERRANEAN~ (like me), well, it’s not gonna happen because SFoodie discovers he has departed. 533 Jones St. at O’Farrell, 415-440-7786.