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Om new chef?

OLDCHEF Dec 14, 2007 07:13 AM

Who is going to be new chef at Om? reports are rachel is out

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    Bostonbob3 RE: OLDCHEF Dec 14, 2007 10:00 AM

    I read that the GM also got canned.

    Weird. Especially since OM just got named one of the country's top 25 new restaurants.

    Is it slow there? I haven't been lately (which may answer my own question.)

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      Joanie RE: Bostonbob3 Dec 14, 2007 10:52 AM

      How many times to people go to places like Om? It's sure beyond my means to be a regular stop. Whatever, seems weird that RK would leave. Didn't she just have a baby?

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        chowfdf RE: Joanie Dec 16, 2007 03:30 PM

        newpaper report i read said both chef and gm were fired. boston herald on thurs or fri.

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          soxchik RE: Joanie Dec 17, 2007 06:56 AM

          She did just have a baby, and the word (from sources close to the incident) is Rachel and the GM got pretty screwed. Too bad too - I love OM but feel like I can't go back knowing how unfair the management that made this decision is being.

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        saltyair RE: OLDCHEF Dec 17, 2007 08:41 AM

        good. Maybe the food will get better and actually affordable

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          hellohi1968 RE: OLDCHEF Dec 17, 2007 02:09 PM

          I heard that there are big problem$ going on at OM right now and the reason why everyone is being let go is because they are trying to cut back on payroll. It sounds like they are doing what Mantra did years ago. No more emphasis on food and now on to the Euro crowd. Too bad. I hope they do well. It is a great restaurant.

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            heathermb RE: hellohi1968 Dec 17, 2007 05:17 PM

            A restaurant that doesn't focus on food can't hope to be great.

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            that_reeks_ugly RE: OLDCHEF Dec 17, 2007 04:24 PM

            this is horrible news, i never got to sample rachel's cooking due to my work schedule. But i believe that good chefs will always find their way back to the top no matter where they are. Good luck Rachel and I look forward to sampling your cuisine some day in a better place.

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              tatamagouche RE: that_reeks_ugly Jan 3, 2008 11:17 AM

              She's still listed on their website. Any further word on this?

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                Mr Bigglesworth RE: tatamagouche Jan 4, 2008 10:21 AM

                Not sure but there definitely is trouble with this group. Rengang, their sister restaurant is closed for business. No word what's going on there. Shanti seems to be doing just fine.

                And as for Mantra, they actually have brought in some new management to reinvent the restaurant side. They are planning on introducing a naan bar- basically, various dishes served on naan, and other indian breads. Sounds like an interesting concept... although I believe what they are planning on doing maybe somewhat along the same lines as the soon to be opened Banq.

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