Big changes have been announced this morning for the Community Hospitality restaurant group, as Andy Little, executive chef at 12 South destination restaurant Josephine, has been made chef/partner at both Josephine and Gulch fine dining spot Prima under a newly formed restaurant entity.
According to a release, Community Hospitality has now launched CH Fine Dining LLC, an umbrella under which Little and Community Hospitality owner Jim Lewis ‘will focus on elevated restaurant concepts[.]’ Existing and future locations of Burger Up will remain under Community Hospitality.
With this move also comes word that Prima opening executive chef Sal Avila recently resigned from his post, but that he plans to stay on during a brief transition period. The news sets other personnel moves in motion including current Josephine executive sous chef Steve Kolb being promoted to chef de cuisine at Prima, and Nathan Door, currently at Marsh House, taking Kolb’s place at Josephine.
And what to expect from Prima 2.0? Few details are given, but the release does promise ‘a more refined New American menu[,]’ with Little stating that he is “excited about the opportunity to create an entirely new dining experience at Prima[.]”
Be sure to check back soon for more updates and intel.