Six Degrees From Danny Meyer

Union Square Events catering exec moves on.
Union Square Events catering exec moves on. Photo: Getty Images

Chances are, most of your favorite eating experiences link back to Danny Meyer in one way or another. And now anything you swallow at the Plaza Hotel parties or Jazz at Lincoln Center will be related to him, too. Robb Garceau, the executive chef of Union Square Events (Meyer’s catering branch) since 2006, has been recruited by Great Performances (the big mama catering company) and is starting the new job today. No doubt, he was sent off in class. As Meyer recently told us when asked about how it feels when his chefs flee the coop, “I love it when they leave and grow in their career. I’d only get mad if they left because we weren’t good employers.” [Crain’s]

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