Former O Ya cook Mike Sutton has now joined the Clover team and will be running the company's first suburban expansion, in Burlington. To put that into context, a cook who previously worked at one of the best restaurants in the country (said the New York Times) will now be serving casual, meatless cuisine in a shopping center. Not that there's anything wrong with that: it's just a huge sign of the times.
Sutton's new gig is further evidence that more and more Boston area food makers are increasingly attracted to the land beyond the T. Clover shares the news of its new hire in a recent blog post, noting that Sutton is a Burlington native. CloverBUR, as the new location is called, plans to open this spring, and a representative from the company tells Eater that this is Sutton's first full week on the team.
Correction: Mike Sutton was not chef de cuisine at O Ya, as previously reported.