Garces Protege MacGregor Mann Is Returning to Area

MacGregor Mann, who was chef de cuisine at Amada has returned to the area. Michael Klein is reporting that Mann is opening a BYOB, Junto in Chadds Ford. Junto promises “Pennsylvania-sourced ingredients prepared with a blend of old world techniques and modern cuisine knowledge.”

After leaving the Garces mothership, Mann staged at Denmark’s Noma for eight months. Noma was named the best restaurant in the world in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Mann is predicting a Spring opening for Junto but today you can find him at Fairmount’s La Calaca Feliz. Like Feliz owner Tim Spinner, Mann was often seen on Jose Garces’ Iron Chef teams.

Garces alum opening a BYOB [The Insider]