Former Charles and Allen & Delancey Chefs Speak

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Neil Ferguson Photo: Chester Higgins Jr./New York Times/Redux

A couple of departed chefs are airing their thoughts today. Per Eater, Neil Ferguson, formerly of Allen & Delancey, wants Soho House members to know that he’s going to right the mistakes of the past: “I know that Soho House has always tried to be more than just an adequate club restaurant but it’s [sic] reputation has suffered a little in the past.” He’ll be making fixes over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, John McCallister says he left Charles because of money problems.

I was not let go from Charles. From day one the restaurant has not been sufficiently funded and checks were bouncing, not only to vendors but to staff alike, warranting my departure. In fact we had only received positive press up until the time of my departure. Charles is still serving my menu but at a lower quality.

Charles owner Cobi Levy says McAllister’s sous-chef, Christine (no last name given), is currently at the wheel.

Neil Ferguson Addresses Soho House, Addresses Restaurant's Poor Rep [Eater]
McAllister: 'I Was Not Let Go from Charles' [Eater]