UPDATE: Strategic Hospitality issued a statement earlier today, saying that they "are beyond excited for Chef Trevor and this amazing opportunity" and that they "have begun the search for the next chef and [they] look forward to the third iteration of The Catbird Seat." But Moran isn't quite through, as he will remain at The Catbird Seat at least through the end of the year.
Well here is some surprising news. The New York Times, in an article earlier today about major changes at chef Rene Redzepi's world famous Copenhagen restaurant Noma, revealed that current Catbird Seat chef Trevor Moran will be headed back to work for Redzepi and "help lead the next wave" at the new iteration of Noma in 2017.
Moran made his way to Nashville around two years ago, working with then Catbird Seat executive chef Erik Anderson before taking over the kitchen after Anderson's departure at the end of 2013. Moran previously worked at the forward-thinking Noma for four years as a sous chef.
When Moran will make the move to Noma, and who will take his place at Catbird Seat, are still both unknown. But be sure to check back for more updates as this story develops.