Genoa has announced that Daniel Mondok will be joining Genoa as Sous Chef. Daniel was most recently the chef at June, before that, Sel Gris, which burned in 2009.
June has been getting somewhat mixed, so it will be interesting to see what they are planning to do if Daniel is leaving.
“I’m very excited to have Daniel join the team. Genoa’s kitchen has had a long tradition benefiting from the creative teamwork of great chefs over the years. Our first year was such a success because of a hugely talented kitchen crew that thrived in the collaborative process. Having someone with Daniel’s skills and creativity on-board will be a great addition.” –David Anderson
“Since moving here in 2003, I have always been intrigued with Genoa’s history as a home-base for great Chefs like Jerry Huisinga and Cathy Whims. I was blown away by my last meal here: the skill of my server, Lee, and the sophistication of the room was perfectly matched to what I experienced on my plate. I think Genoa is offering something unlike any other restaurant in Portland. Not only am I excited by the challenge of the format and cuisine but having the chance to work with a good friend with David’s talent and experience made the decision a no brainer! It’s going to be fun.“ –Daniel Mondok
The change will take effect on Tuesday December 8th.
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