There has been a disturbance in the force, or at least several chefs have moved about. Let’s start with this list.
Chef Jon Thompson at Stampede 66 resigned and will be teaching culinary arts at an unnamed inner city south Dallas High School. Thompson will also be consulting and spending a little more time with his family. This is the same path that chef Anastacia Quinnones took last year when she left Komali. Thompson has been with chef-owner Stephan Pyles for quite a few years working up to the executive position at Samar, then he opened Stampede 66 as exec.
Chef Peja Krstic left Standard Pour to become the new executive chef at the Moroccan restaurant in Trinity Groves, Souk. Replacing Krstic at Standard Pour will be the running and gunning sous chef from Casa Rubia, also in Trinity Groves, Cody Sharp. This will be Sharp’s first executive title.
Patrick Stark, the vegan friendly GMO activist chef parted ways with the Sundown at the Granada. Stark has been doing some television gigs, but told craveDFW that he wanted to take some time off to evaluate his options. For now you will be able to see him performing with his band around town.