Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chef Adam Altnether to Leave Niche

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Adam Altnether, left, with Nate Hereford and Gerard Craft. | Jennifer Silverberg
  • Adam Altnether, left, with Nate Hereford and Gerard Craft. | Jennifer Silverberg

In a press release this morning, owner and executive chef Gerard Craft announced that his partner Adam Altnether will be leaving Niche (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-773-7755). Altnether, who is Niche's corporate chef and part-owner, will "pursue other endeavors."

See also: Gerard Craft Talks His Sixth James Beard Foundation Award Nomination

"Adam has been a part of the team for over seven years, and we are proud of the work that we were able to accomplish together within that time," Craft said in the statement. "We're excited to see what's next for him."

Altnether was named on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list last year; he became Niche's chef de cuisine when he was only 22 years old. Before taking on the title of corporate chef, he also served as executive chef at Brasserie and Taste.

Former general manager Christopher Kelling is also returning from California to resume his post; current Niche GM Matt McGuire has been promoted to director of service.

"It's a great feeling to leave a job that I love for a job that I'm equally excited for. Gerard always pushed me to take the airs out of fine dining," Kelling said in the statement, "and now after working with [in Napa Valley], I know how to articulate that in a more meaningful way. It's all about the feeling of the experience -- making guests feel welcome and not intimidated."

Gut Check is always hungry for tips and feedback. E-mail the author at Nancy.Stiles@RiverfrontTimes.com.

Follow Nancy Stiles on Twitter:


Tags: ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation