Butcher & The Boar Loses Head Chef And Co-Owner
Chef Jack Riebel has left acclaimed Minneapolis eatery Butcher & the Boar and is no longer a part owner in the restaurant.
Twin Cities Business’ sister publication Mpls.St.Paul Magazine broke the news Thursday after sitting down with the chef last week.
MSP food editor Stephanie March reported that the restaurant’s other partners bought back all of Riebel’s ownership shares and that he will no longer be involved with any of the day-to-day operations at Butcher & the Boar.
The magazine said that Riebel will, however, still serve in a consulting role on the revamp of Loring Park restaurant Joe’s Garage. Riebel partnered up with the restaurant’s owner Joe Kaplan in March to assist in the overhaul of the space.
Peter Botcher will be taking over as head chef at Butcher & the Boar.
According to Riebel, his exit was friendly, and he told MSP that he has “a few irons in the fire” for future projects but is open to whatever comes. Read more here.
Prior to going out on his own with Butcher & the Boar, Riebel led the kitchen at the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis. Earlier this year, Riebel was among two local chefs named as finalists for the James Beard Awards’ “Best Chef in the Midwest.”
Twin Cities Business reviewed Butcher & the Boar in mid-2012, praising its meat dishes and stating that dining at the restaurant is “celebratory and communal, upscale but not formal, and utterly unique.”