Tyler Williams, who until recently has been the head chef at Abattoir, will take over the kitchen that Kevin Gillespie left to open his new restaurant, Gunshow, in Glenwood Park.
I was a fan of Williams’ cooking at Abattoir. He used a pretty expansive larder, incorporating Indian and Asian ingredients and techniques, and he seemed to be having fun in the kitchen.
“We’re pleased to welcome Tyler to the Woodfire Grill team,” said Woodfire owner Nicolas Quinones. “We’re looking forward to an exciting year with him as our executive chef. Tyler shares the restaurant’s commitment to sustainable practices and we have no doubt he will continue to provide guests the exceptional fine dining experience they’ve come to expect from us since we opened in 2002.”
There seems to be another round of chef shuffling afoot. Joshua Hopkins, another former Abattoir chef, has left his post at Buckhead’s STG Trattoria to take over White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails downtown.
- by John Kessler for the Food & More blog