An unexpected chef shuffle is happening in Midtown. Executive Chef Danny Trace is moving on Brennan's of Houston, proprietor Alex Brennan-Martin tells the Houston Press via email. In fact, Friday is his last day in the kitchen.
Brennan-Martin has released the following statement:
Danny has been a valued member of the Commander’s Palace family for the past two decades, and has helmed the kitchen at Brennan’s of Houston since 2009. On behalf of myself and our entire team, we wish him the very best in all his future endeavors, both personal and professional. Wherever he goes, we remain his fans.
We’ll have an announcement in the not too distant future on who will fill the position of Executive Chef at Brennan’s of Houston, and are excited to welcome a new addition to our team. In the meantime, we’re in the most capable hands of our long time Creole Chef Jose Arevalo and Executive Sous Chef Martin Weaver not to mention former Executive Chef and General Manager Carl Walker.
Trace has worked for the Brennan family for two decades. Before running the kitchen at Brennan's of Houston, Trace helmed two of the empire's other holdings, the Commander's Palace location in Destin and Cafe Adelaide in New Orleans, as well as honing his chops for years in the original Commander's Palace location in the Garden District of New Orleans.
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The Press was unable to reach Trace by phone, but will follow up about his plans, so please stay tuned.