Quick Bites: Chefs Edition

Chef Jim LoCascio, who is leaving Barclay Prime as of February 9th goes out a winner. He has won a National Beef Backer Award from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for independent restaurant innovator of the year. [Grub Street and The Insider]

Bar Ferdinand’s Mike Thomas has tendered his resignation at the NoLibs tapas bar. Current sous chef Dave Kane will step into Thomas’ role. [Meal Ticket]

Jim Burke of James views himself as an underdog in the upcoming Bocuse d’Or. [Grub Street]