Julie Elkind Leaves ESquared Restaurants, Goes to Delicatessen

Elkind Photo: Courtesy Esquared Hospitality

Twentysomething chef and soon-to-be TV star Julie Elkind has left her role at ESquared Hospitality Group and will start work next week at Delicatessen, where she will overhaul and update the pastry program. Elkind, you may remember, is a cast member on the soon-to-debut reality-TV show called Playing With Fire, where she rounds out a cast that includes Todd English, ravioli heiress Anna Boiardi, and Toy proprietors Derek and Daniel Koch. Drama! From the looks of the teaser, however, the show seems mostly to be about the young chef sexily eating pieces of cake in slow motion. [Earlier]