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Chefs on the Move: Springtime appointments at hotels and restaurants across the country

Culinarians take up new positions as the hospitality industry strives for recovery

Hospitality in general and hotels in particular have been crushed by the pandemic, but as restrictions lift and people begin traveling again, restaurants on properties across the country are reopening, many of them with new chefs, such as Sylvain Delpique, who has moved from New York City’s now-shuttered ‘21’ Club to take the culinary helm at The Carlyle, and Kristin Beringson, the former champion of the Food Network competition show Chopped, who is now running the kitchen at Henley at the Kimpton Aerston Hotel in Nashville.

Other notable appointments include David Bazirgan’s appointment as the new executive chef of Uni in Boston, former Top Chef competitor Carl Dooley’s new position at the renamed Mooncusser (formerly Mooncusser Fish House) also in Boston, and Maria Tampakis' appointment as executive chef at the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown.

Van Hurd, who appeared on two seasons of Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay, is now selling fried chicken & doughnuts at Citizen Chicken and Donuts in Hartford, Conn.

Read on to see dozens of other chef appointments.

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Correction: June 17, 2021
This gallery has been edited to correct an error in Maria Tampakis' biography.
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