The Charleston-to-Atlanta dining connection continues, but this time it's a chef, not an entire restaurant, making the move. Stuart Tracy, formerly of Butcher & Bee in the Holy City, is on board as executive chef at The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish, reports Eater Charleston.
"I am very excited to move back to Atlanta after so long in Charleston, and couldn't be more thrilled for the opportunity provided for me," Tracy said in a statement emailed to Eater Atlanta. "I have admired Parish for quite some time. The ownership has been exceedingly accommodating, and I can't wait to contribute to the restaurant group and to our neighborhood."
Tracy, who worked at Harry's Farmers Market when he was in high school, has cooked at Butcher & Bee since it opened in 2011, garnering praise from outlets such as New York Magazine, GQ Magazine, and Food & Wine. His last day at B&B is this Saturday, and he'll begin running the kitchen at the Inman Park restaurant next week, according to PR for Concentrics Restaurants.
"We are thrilled to have the founding chef/partner of one of Charleston's iconic restaurants at Parish," Concentrics founder Bob Amick said. "The market and restaurant combination is right up Chef Tracy's alley, and we are all very excited to see him put his stamp on Parish."
Tracy replaces Zeb Stevenson, who left in January to take over for executive chef Joe Truex at Watershed on Peachtree. Truex left the Buckhead restaurant in December to pursue a venture in Dubai.