David Katz Trading His Apron For a Sales Gig; Named Chef Chair For Taste of the Nation

Causing hard times for sucka' emcees: David Katz and Kevin Sbraga
Causing hard times for sucka' emcees: David Katz and Kevin Sbraga Photo: Collin Keefe

If you wondered what David Katz was up to next, it looks as if he’s calling it quits, as far as being a chef and restaurateur goes. Since pulling the plug on his well received restaurant Mémé, the chef’s kept himself busy consulting at the seasonal riverfront spot Moragn’s Pier, and later at his good friend Terence Feury’s new Tavro 13 in Swedesboro, New Jersey. Prompted by Katz’s cryptic tweets of late that alluded to him bringing to a close his chef-ing life, Eater caught up with him to find out what’s on his horizon. Turns out he’s taking a sales gig with meat purveyor Creekstone Farms. That said, Katz was also just named the Chef Chair for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation.

The annual fundraiser benefits Taste of the Nation’s No Kid Hungry program. Last year’s chair was Katz’s homie, Top Chef champ Kevin Sbraga. A veritable who’s who of local culinary turns out each year for the cause. For 2013, it takes place Sunday, April 28, in the ballroom at Hotel Monaco. Advanced tickets are on sale now for $85, and $135 for the VIP treatment. Check the Taste of the Nation websites for ticketing information.

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