Michel Rethore did not work out, apparently.
The chef is essentially switching roles with Vartan Abgaryan.
Bauer loved it, but perhaps the neighborhood has been asking for heartier food.
The chef sounds confident he's finally found the right place.
Also, the Town Hall guys are out of Corners Tavern.
Both Dave Cruz and Peter McNee are scoping out real estate in Napa, S.F. and elsewhere.
Manny Torres Gimenez is now cooking full time down the street at a new pop-up at Roxy's Cafe.
Also, there's another new chef at Bin 38.
Benu Hires Former French Laundry Pastry Chef; Parallel 37 Brings in Charlie Trotter's Chef Michael Rotondo
Rotondo is a notable up-and-comer who was most recently executive chef at Trotter's.
Fox is leaving diners with reservations for his January series empty-handed to pursue another opportunity.
Meanwhile, the Top Chef: Just Desserts competitor is working at The Jonathan Club.
He's been pastry chef at Benu, but he'll now be chef de cuisine at Atelier Crenn.
Kyoto-born Yoya Takahashi prefers nutrient-rich rice...and The Grateful Dead.
The chef is starting up on online cooking school, with plans for a possible pop-up.
The heavily-praised mole chef is now found solely in Sun Valley, though her name is still being used in Bell.
More chef shuffles at Napa's Q Restaurant and Bar.
The French chef learned his chops with two Michelin men in Burgundy, recently opening Peter in Tokyo.
It's going a bit fancier, with food from a former Coi chef.
Also, Flipside Steakhouse is coming to Santa Rosa.
Newly Installed Michael Mina Chef Ron Siegel Talks Car Brainstorms, and Cooking a Lighter Kind of Fine Dining Fare
We also have a food-porn slideshow of a recent meal there.