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Dale Levitski Returns to the Kitchen at EiO & the Hive

And personnel announcements for Henley, Caviar & Bananas


WEST NASHVILLE – Former Sinema executive chef Dale Levitski is back at it, this time overseeing the kitchen at EiO & the Hive, the new healthy fast-casual restaurant slated to open on the west side June 1. Levitski was most recently the opening chef de cuisine at Fin & Pearl, but left that position back in February. [EaterWire]

MIDTOWN – As modern American brasserie Henley moves toward a June opening, chef RJ Cooper’s team continues to take shape. James Garrido, who previously worked at Sable Kitchen & Bar and as an opening general manager for the Chicago Athletic Association hotel property, has come on board as GM. Jon Howard, one of Nashville’s most prominent barmen who has been behind the stick at William Colliers and Old Glory, will serve as head bartender. And Daniel Gorman, previously the chef de cuisine at 5th & Taylor, has taken the same position at the restaurant. [EaterWire]

MIDTOWN - Charleston-based restaurant and retail store Caviar & Bananas, which opens in the Aertson Midtown development next month, recently announced its key opening personnel. Joseph Denomme, formerly the chef de cuisine at Barlines in the Omni Hotel, will serve as executive chef, with Lexi Francisco, previously pastry supervisor at Gaylord Opryland Resort, filling the executive pastry chef role. Jesse Grathoff, who was most recently a general manager at Barlines, will take on the GM position. [EaterWire]