Top Chef Canada’s Carl Heinrich leaves Marben for “new project”

Top Chef Canada’s Carl Heinrich leaves Marben for “new project”

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In time-honoured Top Chef Canada tradition, chefs have already started leaving their pre-competition gigs—and this time, it’s starting before the first episode even airs. Carl Heinrich, the wunderkind chef of Marben, has just announced via Twitter that he’s leaving to start a “new project” with Ryan Donovan, his butcher and partner in crime at the Wellington Street restaurant. There aren’t many details yet on the new project—Donovan tweeted, somewhat cryptically, that the location was “#parkdale,  #junction,  #little portugal”—but this is sure to set off the usual, mostly unfounded speculation about whether Heinrich will be walking away with the $100,000 grand prize—which, we’ll admit, is half the fun of watching the show.

UPDATE: More details on Heinrich’s new restaurant »