Chef Changes: Will Artley Leaves Pizzeria Orso

Taking over is Bertrand Chemel of 2941.
Chef Bertrand Chemel of 2941 steps in at Pizzeria Orso. Photograph courtesy of 2941.

A notable chef change to start the week: Will Artley will leave the kitchen at Pizzeria Orsoon Tuesday after two-plus years. A release

from the restaurant says the toque will depart the Falls Church eatery “to focus on personal ventures related to his impressive milestones in the health and fitness world.” Taking the Fit for Hope winner’s place: Bertrand Chemel from Orso’s upscale sister venture, 2941. Chemel will oversee both concepts.

The French chef will begin to make menu changes in the coming weeks, including more fresh pastas and a range of seasonal Italian plates. Wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas will remain a large focus, as will the family-friendly atmosphere. Stay tuned for more details on the new menu.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.