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Zeb Stevenson at Parish and More Chef Shuffles

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Zeb Stevenson

Zeb Stevenson, the former executive chef at Livingston confirmed today that he’s taken over the kitchen at Parish, and there are plans for more big changes at the Old Fourth Ward restaurant that’s part of the Concentrics group.

In other news, it seems that Matt Basford is the replacement chef for Carvel Grant Gould at Canoe in Vinings. Cyrille Holota has left BLT to take a job in Bora Bora, of all places. And according to her Facebook page Karen Portaleo (called by some “the most amazing cake decorator the world has ever seen”) is  leaving Highland Bakery.

While we’re on the subject of changes, it looks as though bartender Arianne Fielder may be leaving Article 14 for a job with an Atlanta restaurant group.

That’s a lot of chef, cake decorator and bartender shuffles, with more details to come.

What do think or know about all the changes in the Atlanta dining scene?

— Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.

17 comments Add your comment

RK

November 18th, 2013
5:05 pm

Luckily, I got to eat at BLT Saturday night before Chef Cyrille left. Sad to see him go, but who can blame him?

loomco

November 18th, 2013
5:46 pm

Arianne seems to jump around a lot. Funny how that stretch of Highland Avenue goes back and forth between being in Inman Park and/or O4W. Used to be that everyone wanted to be in Inman Park, but O4W is hot, hot, hot, so that’s where they all want to be now.

Matt

November 19th, 2013
12:37 am

Parish is in Inman Park. 30307. NORTH Highland Ave. On the other side of the bridge/BeltLine is O4W and the street becomes HIGHLAND Ave.

AzCat

November 19th, 2013
8:19 am

Correct me if I’m wrong (not that I have to ask on this blog, but please be gentle) but Carvel Grant Gould IS Canoe, isn’t she? What is going on there, Bob? More details are needed, indeed!

Bud

November 19th, 2013
8:47 am

Parish is going to have yet another chef? I can’t believe that place is still open. It’s been crap since chef #2. Thank goodness for the market. This place must be cursed.

Sweet Pot Pie

November 19th, 2013
11:09 am

Hipster sleeves and ironic smirk

Inman Parker

November 19th, 2013
11:29 am

Maybe I just don’t know how the restaurant industry works, but it seems like chefs/bartenders can’t stay put for more than 6 weeks at any restaurant in ATL. Why is that?

Baltisraul......

November 19th, 2013
12:18 pm

Inman Parker…….$$$$$$

Inman Parker

November 19th, 2013
12:23 pm

I guess Concentrics can give Stevenson more money, even though Parish can’t be making any money.

wino

November 19th, 2013
12:49 pm

Zeb is a talented chef, I am looking forward to the changes at Parish. IMO, they have never had the right chef/concept at the same time. AzCat, if Canoe can survive Gerry Klaskala leaving, they can survive Ms. Gould.

Baltisraul......

November 19th, 2013
1:22 pm

AzCat…..have no clue what is happening over there but wino is right when he suggest Canoe will survive. It just seems to be in their DNA.

Inman Parker

November 19th, 2013
2:27 pm

Since I live across the street from Parish, I’d love for it to be good. But how much change can Zeb make in the 6 weeks he’ll be there before he jets for another gig?

Sweet Pot Pie

November 19th, 2013
2:45 pm

Just heard he is heading OTP

Westside Hunger Pains

November 19th, 2013
10:09 pm

Well played, Concentrics. Stevenson is a major talent and comes with quite a following. Parish definitely needs new life. Looking forward to seeing the change he will bring.

AzCat

November 20th, 2013
8:22 am

Thanks, wino and Balt. Was very curious, especially given the high regard that Mr. Kessler holds for Ms. Gould, if memory serves.

Deanna

November 20th, 2013
3:15 pm

I have order a couple of Karen Portaleo’s fabulous cakes for milestone birthdays & events so I will definitely be keeping an eye on her movements. What I always appreciated is that the actual cakes tasted delicious, not just look fab on the outside.

rebelliousrose

November 24th, 2013
10:26 am

Canoe has had three chefs d’ cuisine since it opened, now four- that’s pretty low for a place that’s been open long enough to be a venerable Atlanta icon. Gerry Klaskala, Gary Mennie, Carvel Grant Gould, and now Matt Basford. He’s got big shoes to fill.