Chef Brandon Benack Jumps From Emeril's to Norman's

Emeril's BBQ Shrimp, prepared by...
Emeril's BBQ Shrimp, prepared by...
Lee Klein

A call to Emeril's Miami Beach confirmed that executive chef Brandon Benack left the establishment in mid-April in order to go work for Norman Van Aken's restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. They are currently in search for a replacement; the website now lists Emeril Lagasse as Executive Chef.

Timing is everything, as they say. Emeril's review will be out next week (sneak review tomorrow).

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