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Monday, August 19, 2013

D. Scott Phillips Named Executive Chef at Balaban's

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Balaban's new executive chef, D. Scott Phillips. | Balaban
  • Balaban's new executive chef, D. Scott Phillips. | Balaban

D. Scott Phillips has been named executive chef of Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar (1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; 636-449-6700). Phillips joined Balaban's nine months ago as the catering and banquet chef in the newly expanded space. Co-owners Steve McIntyre and Brian Underwood made the announcement this morning.

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Phillips says he wants to take Balaban's back to the classic recipes its original iteration was known for. "We will focus on every element of every dish. That includes the quality, the flavor and the presentation," he said in a statement.

"Unique as a chef, Scott manages and cooks superbly. In a short time he proved himself invaluable to our operation so we reorganized the kitchen to take advantage of his talents and experience," McIntyre said.

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