Matt Blondin to Join Toronto’s Momofuku Restaurant


TORONTO — Toronto chef Matt Blondin will join the highly anticipated Momofuku restaurant, set to open in July as part of the Shangri La Hotel. According to a story appearing in the Toronto Star, Blondin will leave the critically acclaimed resto Acadia on May 31.

“We’re really lucky Matt is coming on board,” said David Chang, founder of Momofuku, in a phone interview with the Star. “He’s well entrenched in the Toronto food scene. He can help with things like, which is the better garbage disposal company?”

Blondin will serve as executive sous chef at Daisho, one of three Momofuku restaurants opening on July 28. As part of his responsibilities he  will hire and train kitchen staff, control inventory, oversee daily operations and help develop the menu.  

Blondin announced via twitter that he will leave Acadia, a restaurant he co-founded with Scott Selland last year on May 31. Selland has not yet revealed who will replace the outgoing Blondin.

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