Jamie Malone has left her position as Sea Change chef de cuisine and Ryan Cook will take her place. Cook, who's been at Sea Change for years, worked with executive chef Tim McKee previously at Barrio. He also spent some time behind the burners with Doug Flicker during his Mission American Kitchen days and Scott Pampuch at Corner Table. Cook has been working closely with Malone during her time traveling; in the immediate future, Sea Change's menu will stay much the same, not unlike when Malone took over for the departing Erik Anderson.
No word yet on what will follow for Malone, but the rumor mill has been ramping up since Anderson returned to town that he will likely open a new restaurant in the Twin Cities and he's going to need a solid team with him.
Update: Jamie Malone will in fact be working with Anderson on a new restaurant called Brut. Look for classical French cooking and, yes, Champagne. Anderson tells MSP Mag:
We're looking in the North Loop. We'd like to keep the atmosphere as casual as possible, but the food as refined as possible. Something like what we did at [Nashville restaurant Catbird Seat], we want people to be able to wear a T-shirt and jeans, or come in on a nice date. Whatever people want to do, the food will remain the same.