Market 17 Hires Lauren DeShields as Executive Chef
|Expect menu changes as DeShields acclimates to her new position.|
Most recently, 27-year-old DeShields had been chef de cuisine for Dean Max's 3800 Ocean in Singer Island. She has also served stints at Saison in San Francisco and Michael Mina's RN74, named for the main highway in France's Burgundy wine region.
"We had a phone conversation with Dean Max last month, and he suggested we consider her," said Kirsta Grauberger, managing partner of Market 17 with her brother, Aaron. The pair had been searching nationally since early August, when Ramos left for Quail Ridge Country Club to allow more time with his family.
Diners will see menu changes over the next couple of months, says Grauberger, but "we hope customers give her time to get acclimated first."
Market 17 is one of a handful in Fort Lauderdale that will be a part of the South Beach Food and Wine Festival in February. The restaurant will join New York's David Burke's sold-out New York Times series dinner, featuring DeShields, Emily Luchetti of San Francisco's Waterbar, and Kieran Masek of Gansevoort Hotel in Miami.
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