Since stepping away from his eponymous restaurant at the suburban hotel and conference complex Normandy Farms and getting the ax from WHYY when it decided to pull the plug on A Chef’s Table after a 14 year run, Jim Coleman has kept a relatively low profile. He surfaced briefly as the top toque at Delaware’s World Cafe Live, but has remained mostly seldom-seen since. That was until word came that Coleman would be working the line tonight at Cork in Westmont, NJ. He, Caribou Cafe’s Olivier De Saint Martin, and former Philly restaurateur Phillipe Chin, who vacated 1312 Spruce back 1998 to make way for a young upstart by the name of Marc Vetri, will all cook side by side with Cork’s Anthony Marini. The chefs will all be working in Cork’s kitchen for the remainder of the South Jersey Independent Restaurant Association’s Fall Harvest Week, which wraps up on Friday.
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