Saturday, October 10, 2009

Change is in the Air

The view from above at Tru, in Streeterville. (Photo: Tru)

It's been quite a busy week for Chicago's chefs.

New blood is everywhere.

In the South Loop, acclaimed chef/restaurateur Shawn McClain handed over the reigns to a new chef at Custom House.

C-House's Seth Siegel-Gardner moves on, making way for a former Lula Cafe chef to interpret Marcus Samuelsson's globally inspired seafood menu.

And get ready for big changes over at TRU. Executive Chef Tim Graham—who was recently hailed as a bright new star by NewCity—just took over the kitchen at Brasserie Jo.

His replacement is Anthony Martin (a former sous chef at three-star Michelin resto Joël Robuchon, in Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel and Casino), another up-and-coming chef who was recruited by Scott Barton, a supervising partner and president of the fine-dining division for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, according to an Ultimate Insider. Martin's been working at TRU for two months now, says manager Serge Kreiger.

Stay tuned for what this new chef de cuisine has planned for the award-winning restaurant, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. We hear the news is going to rock the dining world to its core.

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