Chef David Sweeney confirmed today that he’s no longer working at Cakes & Ale.
“I’ve described my departure from employment with Cakes & Ale as peaceable,” Sweeney said.
Sweeney didn’t care to elaborate. But it’s been suggested that things hadn’t been going as well as planned since he initiated a dinner small plate menu Wednesdays through Saturdays at the Bakery at Cakes and Ale.
Sweeney had been in charge of lunchtime offerings at the bakery since Cakes & Ale chef/owner Billy Allin and his wife, Kristin, moved the restaurant to its new Decatur location in 2011.
At his now defunct Atlanta restaurant, Dynamic Dish, Sweeney was known for cooking with local produce from season to season throughout the year, finding creative uses for almost anything that Georgia farmers were growing.
On Sundays, you can still find Sweeney at the Grant Park Octane Coffee, where he presents a weekly menu of farmer-friendly “Fresh Market Bites.”
— Bob Townsend, AJC Food & More.