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El Bizcocho chef turnover

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DougOLis Apr 16, 2010 03:53 PM

Troy Johnson just tweeted and posted on Modern Luxury that Judd Canepari has left El Bizcocho and a new young chef named Ryan Grant has been brought in. He had some high words of praise for Ryan Grant and seemed pretty optimistic about the hiring so hopefully it works out. Check out Troy's blog for me details.

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El Bizcocho
17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

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    mjill Apr 18, 2010 12:07 AM

    This is sort of old news, I mentioned it back in October or so that they were going to do a big kitchen shake up. Good news for the people who have loved EL Biz over the years since it really hit a low in the last 2 years, even with their revolving door on employment at the Chef level. Hopefully they get it right this time. I miss the days of '07 and before when the place was a powerhouse. Fingers crossed it works out this time. Any idea when this change takes effect?

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    1. re: mjill
      honkman Apr 18, 2010 02:18 PM

      Judd Canepari (Executive Chef) just left El Bizcocho a few days ago (and sounds very frustrated by the recent directions the Food and Beverage Department). Ryan Grant (Chef de Cuisine) is already at El Bizcocho for some time.

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      El Bizcocho
      17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

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        mjill Apr 18, 2010 05:24 PM

        Yes, but when I visited the restaurant back in October the head waiter mentioned they were going to turn over most of the kitchen. There is a post of it somewhere on the board here. Can't remember which thread though. Might have been the SD molecular thread from a while back. I think that was the one where you were praising Rojas but never visited the restaurant when he was in town or ate his food.

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          honkman Apr 18, 2010 06:52 PM

          My point was based on their blog that they did some changes but didn't intend to turn over all of their kitchen staff snd that the change to Ryan Grant already happened some time ago since your question was when the changes will take effect.

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