More chef shuffles over at Design District hotspot FT33: After last week's news that chef de cuisine Brady Williams was leaving for Brooklyn, now word surfaces via Mike Hiller that pastry chef Josh Valentine is packing up and heading back to Oklahoma, where he'll take the reins at a steakhouse. An FT33 PR rep had little to say on the matter, but did confirm that Valentine is headed to Oklahoma.
A steakhouse perhaps seems a bit more fitting for Valentine, whose recent Top Chef appearance showcased less liquid nitrogen and modernist desserts — okay, none — and more rustic meat-and-potatoes-type preparations. (And bacon. So much bacon.)
Rumor has it assistant pastry chef Sabrina Hunt will take over all things sweet at FT33.
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