It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the East End kitchens, as many restaurants are ushering in new chefs. Lia Fallon has been named the new executive chef at the Riverhead Project, replacing short-term executive chef Roy Wohlars. Fallon has had an impressive career; after earning a degree in culinary arts, she began working at the Food Network with celebrity chefs such as Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse. She then went on to be the Executive Chef and owner of Amarelle in Wading River, which closed after five years. She most recently worked as Executive Chef of Jedediah Hawkins Inn.
East Hampton Point has announced James Carpenter as their new executive chef. Starting his career in Manhattan, Carpenter first worked at Aquavit. He then later went on to work with distinguished chefs such as Susan Spicer at Bayona in New Orleans, Louis Osteen at Louis’ in Charleston, and Gunther Seeger at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta. Familiar with the Hamptons, Carpenter has worked at acclaimed restaurants including Della Femina, The Living Room, and The American Hotel. Carpenter is a committed member of the slow food movement, and is planning on using local produce, meats, and seafood at East Hampton Point.