Chef Michael Toscano Leaving Gabriel Stulman’s Restaurant Empire

He's the chef at Perla, Montmartre, <em>and</em> Jeffrey's Grocery.
He’s the chef at Perla, Montmartre, and Jeffrey’s Grocery. Photo: Melissa Hom

New York’s losing yet another talented chef: Michael Toscano, executive chef at Perla, Montmartre, and Jeffrey’s Grocery, has decided to leave New York to move to Charleston, South Carolina, with his family. It’s a big loss for Happy Cooking — Gabriel Stulman’s restaurant group — as he’s won many, many awards under his tenure.

As for the replacements: Perla chef de cuisine Jack Harris is taking over that kitchen; Joseph Leonard chef de cuisine Patrick McGrath is the new executive chef at Montmartre; and Ryan Aldrich (the Harrison, Bouley) is in at Jeffrey’s Grocery.

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Michael Toscano Leaving New York