Two Kim Bartmann owned restaurants are in search of new executive chefs. Sarah Master has announced that she will leave Barbette in April after a long and successful run to open her own restaurant. Mecca Bos of City Pages writes that Master will craft a menu full of food close to her heart that draws inspiration from the Iron Range, where she grew up and New Orleans, where she once lived. Details are sparse. No word on where the restaurant will be, when it will be opened or what it will be called. Master has led several kitchens locally, but this will be her first restaurant that is entirely her concept.
Meanwhile, J.P. Samuelson's blink-and-you'll-miss-it tenure at Red Stag Supperclub has passed. Samuelson has decided to take a break from cooking and taken a position as a salesman for D'Artagnan, a gourmet meat company.
No word yet from the Kim Bartmann camp on who will replace these two chefs. Bartmann owns Barbette, Red Stag Supperclub as well as Tiny Diner, The Third Bird, Bryant Lake Bowl and Bread and Pickle at the Harriet Bandshell.