In what essentially amounts to a nonstarter, the recently revamped and rebranded Hutton Hotel restaurant WestEnd Kitchen & Bar is now without its opening executive chef, Christopher Anderson.
The split occurred this past Friday afternoon, with the circumstances surrounding the move currently unclear. Anderson, who brought with him an impressive resume heavy on fine dining experience in Chicago’s competitive culinary scene, took the helm last summer, with the restaurant closing for a complete overhaul in August. It quietly reopened at the beginning of December.
Eater Nashville reached out to Anderson for comment, but had not heard back at the time of publishing. A representative for Hutton Hotel provided the following statement on the move:
Hutton Hotel and Christopher Anderson have decided to part ways as of this past Friday; we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. The first class culinary and service team at WestEnd Kitchen & Bar continue to work incredibly hard to create and execute the highest caliber food and beverage program. We are unable to comment beyond that on the details of our decision to part ways.
A replacement for Anderson has not yet been named, so check back for future updates.