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Winter Garden’s Chef’s Table Hires New Executive Chef

Written By Scott Joseph On May 25, 2020

Tarters and Womelsdorf

We have news out of Winter Garden. Kevin and Laurie Tarter, owners of Chef’s Table at the Edgewater and other WG venues, have announced the hiring of Crystal Womelsdorf as executive chef. David Lampman will continue on at the popular restaurant as chef de cuisine. (Womelsdorf is pictured above at right with the Tarters.)

This is a homecoming of sorts for Womelsdorf, who had worked with the Tarters when they were on the staff at California Grill and joined them when they started their chef table concept 12 years ago this month.

She left, however, to expand her cooking credentials and most recently was with Chicago’s Quartino, which sounds a little too much like quarantino, one of the Gibsons Restaurant Group’s brands. GRG also owns the Boathouse at Disney Springs.

Laurie Tarter said she was able to convince Womelsdorf to return to Winter Garden and be part of the Chef’s Table’s soft reopening this week.

Tarter also said that they have some big changes coming up soon but she wasn’t able to reveal them just yet.

More on the soft reopening soon. The Tarter’s Attic Door recently reopened.

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