Steve Levine, the owner of Wilshire in Santa Monica, Calif., announced today that Executive Chef Andrew Kirschner is leaving the restaurant (you may remember him from The Next Iron Chef). Levine commented on the split through his publicist Jannis Swerman, “We’ve enjoyed a great run for the past four years and I wish Andrew the best in his own venture.”
General manager, Nick Fielding will take the helm at Wilshire during the transition. This announcement follows a slew of other restaurant breakups in the past month, several seemingly a little more acrimonious — take a look.
Jan. 10th: Michael White and Chris Cannon officially split up.
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