Season 5 "Top Chef" contestant Jill Snyder has a new gig. Snyder has left her chef de cuisine position at Woodberry Kitchen for Clementine. This is Snyder's first executive chef position since leaving Red Maple, shortly after her fleeting November 2008 appearance on "Top Chef."
Snyder's entrance into Clementine coincides with the promotion of sous chef Jeremy Price, who will be overseeing a new Clementine project at the Creative Alliance, a yet-to-be named cafe that will operate Thursday through Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch at the Highlandtown arts and cultural center.
"We knew when we were preparing to send Jeremy to Creative Alliance that we would have to find a very talented person to fill his shoes," said Clementine co-owner and founding chef Winston Blick. "So far, Jill has exceeded our expectations in that regard. We are very excited to see what both of these talented chefs do in their new roles."
As for Blick, he'll be overseeing both cafe operations while opening the Green Onion, the long-awaited side Clementine side project on Harford Road. The Green Onion will sell locally purveyed meats (many of which will come from Blick's own Genuine Meat Company), cheeses, eggs and dairy products, along with baked goods, pastas, coffee and homemade stocks from the restaurant.