Executive chef Zeb Stevenson and Parish are parting ways. Stevenson took over the kitchen at the Inman Park restaurant in November 2013. Details are scarce, but PR for Concentrics Hospitality confirmed the change.
"I wasn't really looking to make a move, but I got involved in a conversation here and felt a real level of synergy with this team. We all felt it, and it felt worth pursuing," he says. "It's sad to leave such a great team [at Parish]. This is a long-haul venture for me. This is a place I can call home and continue to grow with."
"We are committed to carrying on Bob Amick's vision and concept at The Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at Parish," Concentrics PR said in an email. "We are talking to some of Atlanta's top talent and will make an announcement soon!"
In August, Stevenson revamped the restaurant, transforming it from Parish Food & Goods to The Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at Parish. The goal was to "support the local community and, most importantly, remain true to a classic 'American' brasserie definition with dishes that exude comfort throughout."
Stevenson is leaving Parish on January 11, and he'll begin work at Watershed two days later. He plans to evolve the menu, but won't make any changes to the popular fried chicken.