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Chefs on the Move: Recent appointments in 2023

New jobs for Alex Aviles, Harrison Cheney, Samantha Cruz , Anthony DiGregorio, Michelle Fried, Casey Gipson, David Hill, Maxime Kien, Mark Libunao, Nathan Lingle , Jim Lyons, Nicholas McCann, Scott Muns, Aaron Munson, Suttiphan Ngamtipakon, Victor Palma, Luis Quezada, Jose Rodriguez, Brandon Sumblin, Adam Terhune, Rich Vellante, and William Withrow

The general business outlook for 2023 is kind of optimistic with a sense of foreboding: Conditions seem more normal than they have since early 2020, but consumers do seem to be trading down.

But restaurants, multi-concept restaurant groups, event spaces, hotels and other foodservice venues continue to amp up their culinary programs with new talent.

Of particular note, Teague Moriarty of the critically acclaimed Sons & Daughters in San Francisco is stepping aside and handing the reins of the kitchen to Harrison Cheney, while Michelle Fried is now running the pastry program there.

Also, Scott Muns, who got two Michelin stars at Pineapple & Pearls in Washington, D.C., has moved to Houston where he’s culinary director of Underbelly Hospitality.

Rich Vellante, who for many years oversaw the food at Boston-based chain Legal Sea Foods, is now chief culinary officer of that city’s Broadway Hospitality Group.

Read on to learn of other recent chef appointments across the country.

Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected] 

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