After a mere two months, chef Amy Glaze is leaving her post at Le Club. Tablehopper reported the news yesterday without much detail, and today we note that Chef Glaze’s last blog entry featured a panicked, adrenaline-rushing tale about having the company credit card denied by vendors in her first weeks on the job.
The post goes on to explain that owner Gina Milano had simply switched banks and not informed Glaze, resulting in her meat order not arriving one night and her having to make a mad dash to May Wah supermarket in the Richmond before starting work on dinner service. We can only guess that repeated experiences of that nature might have led to Glaze’s quick departure—or perhaps the place just wasn’t the right fit for her—but we were unable to reach her for comment. Update: Glaze reached out to Grub Street to inform us that her parting with Le Club was totally amicable, and that the restaurant, with its late night focus, simply didn’t have the momentum she was looking for.
Glaze, as you may recall from our earlier post, relocated to S.F. for this job following a two-year stint under Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin.
Le Club recently expanded its food offerings after previously being more of a late-night lounge. Prior to that, the space belonged to Charles Nob Hill, where Frances chef Melissa Perello first made her name. We assume that they’re looking for a new chef, and according to the Lady T, Glaze is looking to stay in San Francisco.
Changes at Le Club [Tablehopper]
Earlier: What to Eat on Amy Glaze’s New Menu at Le Club [Grub Street]