Swine Southern Table & Bar has named a new executive chef. The porcine sister to Yardbird Southern Table & Bar has named Cory Lambert to the top toque position. The restaurant is set to open late winter 2012 in Coral Gables.
Lambert was raised in northern Florida and received a degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University before working at several Miami restaurants like Pacific Time, Mark's, and Petrossian.
Lambert then worked under Norman Van Aken and Clayton Miller at Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. He then moved to Clifton, Virginia, to open and oversee the kitchen at Trummer's on Main, eventually being named executive chef.
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Lambert moves into the top spot at Swine after Kenny Gilbert and 50 Eggs, the owners of Swine and Yardbird, parted ways even before the restaurant had opened.
Lambert is a self-proclaimed "avid lover of all things pork", which should serve him well in his new endeavor.