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John Stephenson Moves on From The Family Wash; Moto Names New Executive Chef

And more personnel updates

John Stephenson in the kitchen at The Family Wash
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EAST NASHVILLE – Changes in the kitchen at The Family Wash, as executive chef John Stephenson, long a local favorite due in part to his many years helming Hillsboro Village’s Fido, has decided to step down, telling Eater that he plans to spend time with family before pursuing his next venture. Sous chef Trevor Miller has stepped into the vacated executive chef role. [EaterWire]

THE GULCHBrandon Chavannes recently took over the executive chef position at M Street Italian restaurant Moto Cucina + Enoteca, with Luke Senderling transitioning into a supporting role as chef de cuisine. Chavannes previously worked with Rocket Farm Restaurants, Atlanta chef and restaurateur Ford Fry’s restaurant group. [EaterWire]

WEST END/MIDTOWNLoews Vanderbilt Hotel has named Brandon Fortune as executive chef, overseeing all culinary aspects including Mason’s restaurant. Fortune, who most recently ran the kitchen at L'Auberge Del Mar Resort & Spa in the San Diego area, replaces Silvio Rosalen, who took the helm after opening chef Brandon Frohne’s departure. [EaterWire]

THE NATIONS - As Tony and Caroline Galzin continue to close in on opening their much-anticipated restaurant Nicky’s Coal Fired, they’re starting to get their team in place, including the recent addition of beverage manager Tracy Ardoin-Jenkins. Prior to joining the project, she was part of the opening staff at Rolf & Daughters, assisting with its beverage program. [EaterWire]


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