On Friday, Brian Lusher of The Grape announced that his chef de cuisine Danyele McPherson would be leaving the restaurant. She's to be replaced by Jed Demler, who previously worked multiple positions at Hibiscus on Henderson Avenue.
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McPherson started at The Grape as sous chef in March 2011, after a stint at Stephan Pyles, where she held the same position. She took a leave of absence in 2012 to appear on Top Chef, and when McPherson returned, was given control of the kitchen.
The Grape, if you haven't been, is smallish, neighborhood bistro with a laid back feel. McPherson's new home at HG Sply Co. couldn't be any more different.