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Acadia’s Matt Blondin to join Momofuku’s Toronto team after all

When Matt Blondin announced (via Twitter, naturally) that he’d be stepping away from Acadia, the molecularly tinged Southern restaurant he helped launch last summer, he set the rumour mill spinning about where he’d land. Yesterday, he put those rumours to rest in an interview with the Star’s Amy Pataki, in which he revealed he has signed up with Momofuku to be the executive sous-chef at Daisho, which will apparently serve communal meals for groups of four or more. He’ll be working under Sam Gelman, who was previously chef de cuisine at Má Pêche, the midtown New York outpost of David Chang’s Momofuku empire. Blondin, it turns out, will be in charge of hiring and training the kitchen staff and overseeing daily operations—no small responsibilities for such a hotly anticipated restaurant. Chang’s praise for Blondin in the Star article was characteristically wry: “He’s well entrenched in the Toronto food scene. He can help with things like, which is the better garbage disposal company?” Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

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