After four years working at Dayna McErlean's Italian kitchen DOC, and later, setting the foundation for its casual sister Nonna, chef Jobie Bailey has left the mini-empire: McErlean confirms that Bailey has left the Nonna kitchen "to pursue new culinary adventures." Current DOC chefs Brian Scibetta and Jordan Lee will take over the menu at Nonna, where they plan to add "new seasonal pizzas" and a prix-fixe Sunday supper to the menu.
Bailey joined the fine-dining DOC back in 2011 as co-chefs with Timothy Wastell (who left in 2011 and is currently the chef at Old Salt Marketplace). When the casual Nonna opened earlier this year, Bailey officially passed the reins at DOC to Scibetta, then earned 1.5 stars from the Oregonian for his "sharply executed" Nonna menu. More regarding Bailey's next move when it becomes available.
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