Chef Shuffle

Philly’s ‘Other Top Chef Jen’ Turns Up at Interstate Draft House

Jennifer Zavala
Jennifer Zavala Photo: Jennifer Zavala

Philly’s “other Top Chef Jen,” Jennifer Zavala, who headed El Camino Real prior to her brief stint on the sixth season of Bravo’s hit reality show, and later landed at Xochitl after she packed her knives and went home, is now holding down the kitchen at Interstate Draft House. But that doesn’t mean work has stopped on the Cherry Bomb Bus that she and pastry chef Christina Clark have been trying to get rolling on a regular basis. While kinks get ironed out, and the two secure some regularly scheduled stops for the bus, she’s tweaking the menu and overhauling kitchen operations at the Fishtown watering hole. She told Grub to keep a look out for Cherry Bomb in coming weeks, and that Hen’s Revenge, the pop-up series celebrating women in the hospitality business will soon make its return.

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Philly’s ‘Other Top Chef Jen’ Turns Up at Interstate