It was only a little over a year ago when Tyler Williams landed the job as executive chef at Woodfire Grill, taking over the kitchen that Kevin Gillespie left to open Gunshow.
But today, Woodfire Grill owner Nick Quinones and Williams announced that they have “mutually agreed to end their culinary collaboration.”
These statements from the official press release:
“Tyler is an incredible chef and we have been proud to have him under our roof the last year and a half,” said Quinones. “Woodfire Grill is celebrating twelve years of service and during that time, we have been able to help foster some wonderful talent while the restaurant continues to get better and better. We are sad to see Tyler move on but know the time is right for our next evolution, which includes small interior/exterior renovations beginning this summer.”
“Woodfire Grill has been an amazing platform for me to showcase incredible food and the kitchen team is the best in the business,” said Williams. “This wasn’t an easy decision for Nick or me. Ultimately, we realized we had different creative visions for Woodfire Grill and felt it best to part ways. I’m looking forward to what’s ahead.”
No word yet on where Williams will land next or who will replace him at Woodfire. Sous Chef Matt Weinstein will lead the kitchen in the interim. And Melissa Davis will be the new bar manager, starting Monday, May 12.
— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.