The talented Cyrus Keefer will no longer be cooking at Fork & Wrench.
Keefer took off his toque on Sunday to pursue a new venture after only a year-and-a-half at the quirky fine-dining spot in Canton.
Keefer says the decision to move on did not come lightly.
"Fork & Wrench allowed me amazing opportunities and contributed to me having the ability to reach out and work toward every chef's goal—ownership," Keefer says. "I left with a heavy heart as they are my very close friends and have helped me immensely."
The new venture will be a reunion of sorts, as Keefer (who also did a short stint at Birroteca), reteams with former employers (and owners of Federal Hill's Banditos Tacos & Tequila) Andrew Dunlap and Sean White, for whom he worked at the short-lived 1542 Gastropub.
The new concept, tentatively titled “Allbird,” will be more casual and family-friendly in concept with Asian influences.
Allbird, says Keefer, will have a "very fun concept" and will be "very approachable." He adds, "I always thought that high-end, super posh food was for me, then I realized that a very good part of that was only ego and my cooking had become more thought-invoked than felt. I want to enjoy what I cook and whom I cook for."
No word yet on who will be taking over the kitchen at Fork & Wrench.
Read more about Cyrus Keefer and his collaborative relationship with other area chefs in our Band of Brothers story.