After spearheading the launch of the three Bartolotta-managed restaurants at the Mayfair Collection, Zach Espinosa will take on a new challenge as head chef for Mr. B’s, A Bartolotta Steakhouse, at 18380 W. Capitol Dr.
The news comes with the departure of Chef Dane Baldwin, who has been a part of the Bartolotta Restaurant Group since 2004. During his tenure, he held posts at Bacchus and Harbor House, before joining the team at Mr. B’s in early 2014.
The change, which will take effect in late February, will capitalize on Espinosa’s 14 years of work with the Bartolotta restaurants, including his knowledge of both culinary and operational functions and expertise in seafood, which he honed during his years as executive chef for Harbor House.
"We are excited to have Zach join Mr. B’s," says corporate chef Adam Siegel, "We are confident he can lead the kitchen to continued success, and we thank Dane for the time and talent he has provided to our company."
The Mayfair Collection restaurants, which include ABV Social, Café Grace and Taqueria El Jefe, will continue under management by the Bartolotta-trained team.
Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
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