Word on the street is that chef Benjamin Parks, the much-heralded replacement for Jack Yoss, has been shown the door at Ten 01.
Here are the things pointed out to me that makes it seem plausible:
1. His Twitter feed switched from ten01chef to Benjaminparks. Hmm…
2. His Linkedin profile shows him as an ex-employee and looking for work. HMM….
Some of the most interesting comments from his Linkedin:
“am looking for people who want to build their restaurant for the long term and run a responsible, and profitable business, not flippers trying to quickly fix something on paper by cutting corners, or people who just want to recoup their investments as quickly as possible to start something else. I am passionate about food, cooking and giving guests a memorable experience, and I want to work with people who are equally passionate.”
Wonder if there is a bit of bitterness there.
Benjamin Parks’ Experience
March 2009 — November 2009 (9 months)
While at Ten01, I organized the kitchen labor to eliminate overtime and reduce labor cost to 9%. I increased local sourcing of ingredients, increasing the quality and freshness of ingredients.
My responsibilities included hiring and training of staff. writing and changing seasonal menus, controlling labor and food costs. Our restaurant served lunch, dinner, bar and happy hour menus 6 days a week, and catered frequent private events both offsite and in the restaurant.