Bill DeGroot, the industry pro who was brought in to help revamp Arcadia's Vatra Grillhouse this past fall, confirms that he's still in the picture as a consultant for the new Kitchen 56, and that chef Peter DeRuvo has indeed left the picture for "a bigger opportunity" that hasn't yet gone public. DeRuvo's last day was New Year's Eve.
Vatra Grillhouse got negative feedback from the get-go, both for poor service and terrible food quality. DeGroot promises that the upcoming changes -- a whole new staff and new menu -- will make Kitchen 56 "play well to the neighborhood."
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