8Arm daytime chef Wilson Gourley is moving on from the restaurant on Ponce de Leon. Gourley announced his departure last weekend (his final weekend) via Instagram.
Gourley took over 8Arm’s breakfast, lunch, and popular weekend brunch services after the sudden passing of chef/owner Angus Brown in January 2017. He quickly became known for his fresh approaches to the morning and midday meals, including clever variations on the grain bowl, breakfast salads, and toasts and sandwiches.
“I have loved cooking breakfast and lunch for the past year and a half, but I’m ready for a new challenge,” Gourley tells Eater Atlanta. “As I look for the right chef job for me, I will be cooking out of the kitchen at the Spindle starting in April.”
His previous work includes a stint in the kitchen at Brown and chef Nhan Le’s seafood-focused Lusca (now closed) in the Brookwood Hills neighborhood. Head chef Keith Remes joined the 8Arm team around the same time as Gourley. He has been running the restaurant’s dinner service. Remes will now operate both day and evening food service at 8Arm.