Down in Palo Alto, another Gary Danko alum - former Myth and Zinnia headliner Sean O’Brien has left his role as consulting chef at Campo Pizzeria, but according to The Scoop, his predecessor Robert Holt (formerly of Marazano) has already been tapped to replace him. Holt has worked with Campo owners Paul and Julie Shenkman before when he was a sous chef at their former restaurant Cetrella and is expected to maintain the restaurant's Italian menu, but will begin incorporating some of his own new dishes after he starts in the beginning in April.
Top Chef alum Jen Biesty, who has been the executive chef at Scala’s Bistro, also announced her intention to leave the all-day Union Square spot at the end of the month. Tired of turning out 12,000 covers on a busy day, Biesty tells The Scoop that she’s looking to open her own more intimate restaurant, with an emphasis of Spanish and Middle Eastern flavors. Scala’s is launching a national search to replace Biesty.
All this exuberance seems to indicate that the San Francisco restaurant world is indeed alive and well in 2013.