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Chefs on the Move: New hires at hotels and restaurants across the country

Maria Arenas, Jared Bacheller, Patrick Beach, Peter Belmonte, Jessica Bograd, Laurent Branlard, Evan Campbell, John Clements, Sharde Cole, Sean Collins, Chris Crary , Andrew Court, Sezer Deniz, Jay Donahue, Chris Fagan , Andres Farias, Aaron Fitterman, Marco Flores, Billy Haynes, Josh Healy, Jorge Hernández, Shinwoo Kang, Shaun King, Justin Koslowsky, Drew Kirkland, Sebastian La Rocca, Juan Lopez, Dagan Lynn, Edgar Maldonado, Alex Malmborg, Nicholas Marino, Philip Martin, Chris Neff, Guara Pimenta, Michael Poompan, Jonathan Rodriguez, Jacqueline Rojo, Michael Rostafin, Peter Rudolph, Jeremy Shigekane, Dawn Taylor-Cole, Eric Theiss, Chai Trivedi, Drew Van Leuvan, Julieta Vera and Stephen Yen all have new positions

In this edition of Chefs on the Move we have three culinarians from Argentina, Maria Arenas, the new pastry chef at ZuZu in Scottsdale, Ariz., Sebastian La Rocca of the Hilton Columbus Downtown, and Julieta Vera of Howm Cocina and Cocktails in New York City. That’s a lot of Argentine chefs, and two of them are associated with the Instituto Argentino de Gastronomía — Arenas studied there and Vera taught there.

Also of note is Shaun King, who we profiled when he was at Momofuku Las Vegas and who is now working for Hai Hospitality.

City Barbeque, a small chain out of Dublin, Ohio, has a new senior director of culinary, Jessica Bograd, and Farm Burger, another small chain in Atlanta, has named Drew Van Leuvan its new culinary director.

The venerable Emeril’s in New Orleans has a new pastry chef, Sharde Cole, and Top Chef alumn Chris Crary is working in Nashville now, at the Hotel 1. 

Read on to see what other chefs have found new jobs over the past couple of months.

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