The off-the-record buzz about chef Peter DeRuvo taking over the chef de cuisine position at Prado is now confirmed news. He officially starts the job on Monday.
DeRuvo seems like a great fit for the upscale Italian restaurant at the InterContinental Montelucia resort, given his background as executive chef at AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Sassi up until last fall.
He briefly took the chef position at Vatra Grillhouse for its revamp a month ago, before getting this much higher profile job, which was recently vacated by chef Claudio Urciuoli (who now works for Chris Bianco).
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.