Flint celebrates Valentine's day before Thanksgiving
Chef Josh Valentine started today as the first in a series of guest chefs who will join Flint, 15 N Robinson Ave.
Valentine, who finished third in season 10 of the hit Bravo show, "Top Chef" and a Del City native, is a Coach House Apprenticeship Program and most recently worked at Carlton Landing. He owned and operated the Divine Swine before leaving for "Top Chef" in Seattle and followed at FT33 in Dallas. Valentine returned home to help open The George.
Valentine will work alongside executive chef Elizabeth Howe, who said she was thrilled to have Valentine coming to her kitchen.
“He will bring delicious dining to our guests with his flair for great cuisine creations and extensive experience ranging from farm-to-table to upscale steakhouses.”
Flint created the Guest Chef Program to provide the city with different chefs’ interpretations of its menu. Valentine, and those who follow, will act as chef de cuisine. The new program also will support Flint’s step program aimed at developing prep cooks into cooks and cooks into sous chefs and sous chefs into head chefs.
Valentine’s duration hasn't been determined, but he will begin
The new program will eventually welcome more guest chefs, both local and from abroad. No major menu changes are expected, but offerings will reflect the guest chef’s point of view.
Flint is adjacent to the Colcord Hotel lobby, across from the Myriad Botanical Gardens. For more information, click here.