Doug Neigel—of L’Unità and Maléna—appointed Mercatto’s new head chef, following Rob Rossi’s departure
After losing Top Chef Canada finalist Rob Rossi a few months ago, the Mercatto group of restaurants has announced its new executive chef: Doug Neigel. While not (yet) as famous as his predecessor, Neigel has worked his way through some top Toronto kitchens. He started his career with the Park Hyatt Hotels, including a stint as chef de cuisine at Annona and the Roof Lounge, before moving on to Maléna and L’Unità, where he was executive chef. Neigel’s creations will begin to appear on Mercatto dinner menus next month.