5 Ninth’s Interim Chef de Cuisine Just Wasn’t Management Material

5 Ninths interim chef de cuisine Richard Sterling is now 5 Ninths former interim chef de cuisine. The cook, previously of SushiSamba, took over from Mary Ellen Heavner on an extended trial when Heavner headed uptown to Amalia. He apparently did some brilliant work in his short time there, but executive chef Zak Pelaccio tells us that Sterlings problem wasnt behind the stove: Chef de cuisines have to do a lot more than cook, and it seems he wasnt up to the administrative duties. Pelaccios back from London and running the kitchen until a permanent replacement is hired. That lucky person will then implement a revamped menu, which were told will have less of an emphasis on Asian ingredients and techniques.