Yesterday morning, a chef posted on his personal blog that he had been fired from a recently-opened restaurant/coffee shop in South Minneapolis. All clues (and all speculation) immediately pointed to Parka, and now it's confirmed: Parka has, indeed, let chef de cuisine Chris Olson go. News of the firing broke when Olson posted on his blog, Chris Eats; the post has since been deleted, but it lives on here.
According to Parka's manager, the restaurant does not have any plans for replacing Olson yet. For now, the sous chefs will take over, and executive chef Erick Harcey—also of Victory 44—will be more present in the kitchen.
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