On June 27, executive chef Dan Kluger of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina in Union Square, will leave both restaurants to pursue an all-new restaurant concept of his own, reports The New York Times.
Kluger was also instrumental in helping to expand the Jean-Georges empire to restaurants in Washington, D.C.; Utah, and Arizona.
At this year’s James Beard Awards, Kluger himself was nominated for Best Chef NYC.
Following chef Kluger’s departure, Karen Shu and Ian Coogan — chefs de cuisine at ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina, respectively — will take over those kitchens.
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