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EaterWire: Schulson Leaves Buddakan for TV, Sous Symmensma Takes Over

MEATPACKING—Follow-up to last night's PM Wire: Michael Schulson has, indeed, resigned as Buddakan's executive chef. He's landed himself a TV show on E!/Style, the taping of which will prevent him from being in the Buddakan kitchen full time. But there will be no chaos at Buddakan: "This is something we've known about since Buddakan opened," Buddakan/Morimoto overlord Stephen Starr told us last night. Replacing Schulson at Buddakan is Lon Symensma, who had been Schulson's sous chef since from the outset. Schulson will remain briefly to oversee Symensma's transition and will continue to work for Starr in a less formal role, advising on the opening of new Starr venues. Symensma, for your records, also has Jean Georges and Spice Market on his CV. [EaterWire]