Yesterday's San Diego Union Tribune broke the news that 28-year-old, Cheeto-loving Iron Chef wannabe Gavin Kaysen, a Food & Wine Best New Chef in 2007, will take over the reins at Cafe Boulud in a few short weeks. He'll be picking up the pieces left behind by departing chef Betrand Chemel, who announced he was leaving to open his own restaurant just three days after he got three stars from Frank Bruni in the New York Times.
From the Trib: "Gavin Kaysen of El Bizcocho in Rancho Bernardo is moving to New York to become executive chef of Cafe Boulud, as of Nov. 4. He raised his profile by cooking at the Bocuse D'Or in France and starring in "The Next Iron Chef."
Private to Mr. Kaysen: expect Frank Bruni, hungry and blogging, sometime after Turkey Day.
· Chef Change: Kayson Moves On [SD Union-Tribune]
· Interview with Gavin Kaysen [Food & Wine]
· EaterWire: Chemel Leaves Cafe Boulud, Following Bryan to 2941 [~E~]