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Matt Davidson Is OUT, Andrew Rodriguez IN as Executive Chef at Adele's

Rodriguez makes the third to hold the executive chef position since right before the restaurant opened last June.

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There is more change in the kitchen at Adele's, New York City-based celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman's local outpost, as Andrew Rodriguez is replacing Matt Davidson as executive chef. Rodriguez had been at the helm of Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern in New Jersey since the fall of 2012, leaving that post just a couple of weeks back for the new gig. Davidson, who took over the executive chef position from Christopher Stallard literally the week before Adele's opened last June, will stay on with the restaurant for now to help with the transition.

A rep for Adele's tells Eater that due to the high volume of customers the restaurant handles each day, a change to a chef that was used to handling higher volume business was necessary to help curb "consistency issues," most recently (and loudly) pointed out last month by Tennessean food columnist Jim Myers in a piece about the success of celebrity chefs' restaurants in Nashville.


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