As indicated in a letter cited by Brooks that was shared with Chef Kenny's colleagues, "The plan...is to pursue 'a completely different dining experience, a pursuit that will require my full attention."
Carey — the big daddy behind Bluehour and BCR — responded to Eater with the following when asked about the departure: "Kenny's announcement last night that he is moving on from Bluehour was a sad occasion but it also marks a opportunity for bold change. It's time to re-invigorate this ten year old institution. Today I will start looking for a new Executive Chef. Kenny will transition out over the next few weeks while an ambitious talent search is conducted to find new leadership for this revered kitchen." According to Carey, Jeremy Frice and Mark Carter will take the helm during the transition.
· Chef Kenny Giambalvo Resigns from Bluehour [Eat Beat]
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