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Zach Chambers Departs Chop Shop; Carolynn Spence Takes Over at Shaker + Spear

The latest chef shifts and shake ups

Carolynn Spence
Carolynn Spence
Shaker + Spear/Official Site

CAPITOL HILL Eater announced yesterday that Chop Shop chef Zach Chambers had closed his Atta Boy Sandwiches inside Bar Sue. Now comes word from The Seattle Times that Chambers has left the city altogether and is working in Los Angeles. That's quite a bit of turnover, as the Times mentions: Opening chef Joseph Bollag worked there for just two months. Ericka Burke, Chop Shop's owner, is now running the show in the kitchen.

BELLTOWN Shaker + Spear has a new chef: Carolynn Spence, who comes most recently from L.A.’s Chateau Marmont. She brings an impressive resume that includes stints at New York's The Spotted Pig (owned by April Bloomfield) and restaurants under Danny Meyer and Bobby Flay. Spence has already reworked the menus at the restaurant, which had previously been overseen by Walter Pisano. He's now back full time at Tulio, instead of splitting time between the two spots.

Shaker and Spear

2000 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 448-1111 Visit Website

Chop Shop Cafe & Bar

1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 535-8541

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