After nine months at celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman’s Ponce City Market restaurant, chef Adam Evans is moving on. First noted by Christiane Lauterbach in Knife & Fork, Evans has confirmed his departure from Brezza Cucina, indicating an eye toward a project of his own.
“From the start, I made it clear to Chef Waxman that my term at Brezza would be short,” Evans said in an email to Eater Atlanta. “That once up and running smoothly, I would leave it in my guys' good hands in pursuit of my own establishment.
“Given the restaurant's recent direction shift, I felt it time to move on and towards my goals of creating, owning, and operating a spot that's more representative of me. I enjoyed the opportunity to work with and learn from Chef Waxman and look forward to what's next.”
Evans declined to share further details on what his future plans may hold. As for Brezza, the restaurant is promoting from within to fill the executive chef position.
“Adam Evans has moved on, and we wish him well,” a representative for the restaurant said in an email to Eater Atlanta. “Brezza Cucina wouldn't have achieved the success it has without his hard work and dedication. We are happy to announce the promotion of one of Adam’s long time protégés Scott Long.”
Those looking to get another taste of Evans’s food in the near term would be advised to visit Old Fourth Ward restaurant/music venue Venkman’s on August 7 for an event called Dinner Bell. Evans “will be serving up a fine coursed dinner,” and musical entertainment will be provided by The Secret Sisters and Quiet Hounds. Tickets are $95 and available online.
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