Trading Teams Robert Mollot has landed at chef Bradley Ogden's Yankee Pier in Larkspur as chef de cuisine. Mollot worked with Ogden at Lark Creek Inn in the early 1990s before taking an East Coast break. On this side of the bay, Ghirardelli Square's McCormick & Kuleto's is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and the announcement of its new executive chef, Armen Jeghelian. The 27-year-old previously served as executive sous-chef at McCormick & Schmick's in El Segundo. For what it's worth, Jeghelian is also the youngest person to be named a Certified Chef de Cuisine by the American Culinary Federation.
French Class Talk about clever ways to raise money in lean times: Masa's Executive Chef Ron Siegel is teaching cooking courses in the dining room. Each three-hour course, limited to 25, costs $75, covers cooking tips and methods, and includes a tasting. The class on Saturday, Feb. 9, covers winter veggies; March 9, fish; April 13, wine and cheese; and May 11, salads. A portion of the proceeds benefits Oakland's Children's Hospital.
Robber Redux In his last column ("Reinventing the Meal," Jan. 23), Harry reported on a man who snagged French Laundry sommelier Keith Fergel's Jeep Grand Cherokee from 15 Romolo's valet. Here's an update: The car was found 10 days later, a few blocks away on Broadway -- with eight parking tickets on its windshield. Fergel assumes that the assailant fled the car shortly after Fergel called him on the cell phone Fergel had left in the Jeep and fibbed that the car held a LoJack unit and was being tracked.