Matt Anderson Moving from Crop Kitchen to Table 45 as New Chef de Cuisine

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Almost two years ago, Matt Anderson left his job as head chef at Umami in Chagrin Falls to join Steve Schimoler at Crop Kitchen, where he came on as chef-partner. This Saturday will be his last day on the job there.

Beginning next week, Anderson will be the new chef de cuisine at Table 45, replacing outgoing chef Donna Chriszt, who will stay with InterContinental Hotels but in a different capacity.

“It’s a lifestyle change,” Anderson says. “I’m 45 years old with a wife and two kids and I’m trying to step back and relax a little bit. I’m excited. I think it’s a great move for me personally. Working on the line every day for 15 hours was charming and fun when I was 20, but I’m getting too old for that.”

Anderson’s departure follows quickly on the heels of news that Pete Joyce, the former Culinary Director for Crop Restaurant Group, is moving to Barrio Restaurant Group.

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