As the always reliable Rhonda May over at City Food tells it:
Word out of New York is that Jean-George Vongerichten has chosen former Vancouverite, Chef David Foot, to be his Executive Chef at Market when the restaurant opens at the Shangri-la in late January.
I haven’t heard a peep and there’s nothing on the net, so Rhonda must have had a good inside tip. Nice catch!
Foot was the executive chef at the Beachside Cafe when I first started down the street at the Beach House back in 2001. I don’t think I ate there during his brief tenure, so I’ve no clue as to what his food is all about, though I wonder if he would have ever been allowed to do his own thing at this notoriously micro-managed West Van room (now Crave Beachside – no relation). ChefDB has him there for only that year, after which he moved on to Aria in the Westin Grand and then the Sheraton in Surrey.
Read Rhonda’s full post here. It’s a goodie with lots of info on his most recent moves.
Congrats to Mr. Foot.