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Jody Adams Announces Departure From Rialto

The storied chef will focus her efforts elsewhere

Jody Adams
Jody Adams

Jody Adams will bid farewell to Rialto in June and will move on to other projects after 22 years at the helm of the Charles Hotel restaurant, according to The Boston Globe. With her team at Trade and their recently opened Greek restaurant in Fenway, Saloniki, Adams wrote in a newsletter that it was time for a new chapter at Rialto.

She wrote:

Rialto and I have had an extraordinary run together. Harvard Square, all of you and my incredible staff have enriched my life beyond words. I'm going to miss my daily routine with my staff, the neighborhood, and--most all--you, our loyal friends and clients. I know there will be tears, but I also know this is the right time.

Rialto's chef de cuisine, David Ladner, who has worked with Adams at the restaurant for five years, will step into the role of executive chef, according to a release. The restaurant will throw a party in Adams' honor in late June.

Meanwhile, Adams will focus on her other projects, including a forthcoming Mediterranean seafood restaurant in Back Bay, which she will be opening with her associates from Trade, Eric Papachristos and Sean Griffing. That restaurant will debut in late June. Plus, Saloniki could expand in the future.


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