AMP 150 Hires High-Profile Cleveland Chef

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Jeff Jarrett will be the new executive chef of Cleveland Airport Marriott and AMP 150 (4277 W. 150 St., 216-252-5333), replacing outgoing chef Ellis Cooley. His first day is Saturday June 18.

Palate (12214 Pearl Rd., 440-238-8500), the Strongsville restaurant Jarrett opened this past winter, may or may not continue in his absence.

"This opportunity presented itself at a time when I wasn't getting the support I needed from my partners at Palate," Jarrett said in a phone call.

Jarrett's hiring creates as close to a seamless transition as a restaurant could hope for. Jarrett and Ellis share similar cooking styles and farm-to-table passions. The two use most of the same food purveyors. And second-in-command Melissa Khoury will be on hand to provide consistency throughout the transition.

"Having Melissa around will be a huge asset," says Jarrett.

Following his appearance at Chef Jam on Sunday night, Ellis Cooley took his talents to West Palm Beach. But he promises to return on a regular basis.

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Douglas Trattner

For 20 years, Douglas Trattner has worked as a full-time freelance writer, editor and author. His work on Michael Symon's "Carnivore," "5 in 5" and “Fix it With Food” have earned him three New York Times Best-Selling Author honors, while his longstanding role as Scene dining editor garnered the award of “Best...
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