Chef Driven Concepts on the Way

We’re just a day away from being able to try Chris Kearse’s food at Will. But he isn’t the only chef who we’re looking forward to trying.

Michael Santoro was the opening chef at Talula’s Garden and his resume includes the respected Blue Duck Tavern in Washington D.C., Fat Duck in England and Mugaritz in Spain is opening Mildred in early September.

In September Eli Kulp will take over the kitchen at Ellen Yin’s Fork in Old City. Kulp comes to Philadelphia from New York and the popular Torrisi Italian Specialties. Culp is a Culinary Institute of America graduate and has also worked in Manhattan’s Casa Lever, La Fonda del Sol and Del Posto.  Chef Kulp is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.

The always impressive Terence Feury who left Fork will be back cooking as the chef-owner of Tavro 13 in Swedesboro, New Jersey.

Joncarl Lachman who comes to Philadelphia from Chicago is looking for a spot to open Winkel, a Dutch and Northern European restaurant. Certainly something we don’t have now in Philadelphia.

Another respected chef from out of town looking for a restaurant space in Philadelphia is chef John Shields of the acclaimed Town House in Chilhowie, VA. He moved to West Chester earlier this year and hopes to open in 2013.