News of a big chef change came today via Tom Sietsema’s chat: Tiffany MacIsaac, the executive pastry chef for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, is leaving her post after nearly five years. The talented toque was a semifinalist in this year’s James Beard Awards. She is responsible for the pastry programs at NRG spots such as Buzz Bakery, Birch & Barley, GBD, and others. Her husband, Kyle Bailey, remains the executive chef at Birch & Barley.
There’s no definitive word yet on MacIsaac’s next move after she officially leaves in June or on who will replace her. We’ll certainly miss her pretzel breads, crème fraîche biscuits, Campari-grapefruit doughnuts, and much more.