Chef David A. Carson is moving into the newly created executive chef of operations job for Star Provisions, and Joe Schafer, the opening chef at Little Bacch, will take Carson’s previous job as executive chef of Bacchanalia.
Star Provisions restaurant concepts, which is led by Bacchanalia chef/owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison, made the announcement in a press release, citing the opening of two new concepts, Little Bacch, a downstairs spin-off of Bacchanalia, and W.H. Stiles Fish Camp (aka Dub’s) in Ponce City Market, among the reasons for the reorganization.
“We are fortunate to have such a talented and collaborative team across all our concepts,” Anne Quatrano said in a statement. “Our established and uber capable chef de Cuisine Jonathan Kallini with the support of our sous chefs Brian Wolfe, Evelyn Ling and David de la Cruz who are very much in synch with our philosophy, standards and mission, the transition should be seamless.”
Carson will be “responsible for all culinary inter-workings, tying all of the concept elements together and developing new ideas including catering offerings,” according to the release.
Schafer, who is known for his meat cookery, has added a four-course “Steakhouse Dinner” option to the pre-fixe menu at Bacchanalia, featuring a Summerland Farm salad, signature Bacchanalia crab fritter, dry-aged steak and potato entrée, and classic chocolate soufflé.