Marc Dixon has left Bistro Blanc. The chef, whose last day at the Glenelg wine bar was Dec. 31, is now the executive chef at Bond Street Social in Fells Point. The new executive chef at Bistro Blanc is Janny Kim.
At Bond Street Social, Dixon is taking over from Neill Howell, who left last fall. “Neill did a fantastic job,” Dixon said. "In a way, it was a mirror of what I did at Bistro Blanc."
Howell, who developed Bond Street Social’s small- and shared-plates concept, will soon be opening his own cafe, The Corner Pantry, in the Lake Falls Village shopping center.
Dixon said that he will not depart radically from Bond Street Social’s existing format and will keep some of Howell's most popular items. But his menu, Dixon said, will reflect his own culinary style and interests.
Dixon said he plans to launch his first Bond Street menu on Jan. 20.
Dixon will also be the executive chef at Barcocina, the restaurant that Bond Street Social’s owners are developing in the Brown Street Wharf complex. Barcocina will open in mid spring, following extensive renovations to the waterfront property, according to Bond Street Social’s general manager Shane Gerkin.
Cunninghan's changes chefs
Thomas Herrmann is the new executive chef at Cunningham’s, the Bagby Restaurant Group’s recently opened restaurant in Towson. Herrmann is replacing Chris Allen, who left the restaurant for what the Bagby group said were personal reasons.
A Baltimore native, Herrmann had been the executive sous chef at Cunningham’s, which opened in November.
The culinary operations for the Bagby Restaurant Group, whose other restaurants include Fleet Street Kitchen and Ten Ten American Bistro, are overseen by its corporate executive chef, Chris Becker.