Tom Brodi leaves TOCA by Tom Brodi

Tom Brodi leaves TOCA by Tom Brodi

Chef Tom Brodi back when the restaurant opened last February (Image: Gizelle Lau) 

TOCA by Tom Brodi, the restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, is in the midst of a byline change after Brodi announced his departure from the restaurant, effective May 26. Known for its Canadiana menu—including Alberta lamb sirloin and B.C. scallops—TOCA opened its doors last February to mixed reviews, despite Brodi’s Canoe pedigree. Brodi told Post City that conflicting visions between himself and hotel management were behind the split, adding that he has no major plans for himself in the short-term. The Ritz-Carlton has yet to name a replacement, and as yet it is uncertain if the restaurant will be undergoing any major changes. We’d imagine they’ll want to start with the name.