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Plates Neighborhood Kitchen in Raleigh, NC is excited to announce their new head chef, Jake Wood. Wood is transitioning from his role at 18 Seaboard to take the lead of all dining operations at Plates beginning today.
Owners Steve Day and Justin Gallus are excited to have Wood leading the kitchen at Plates. Day states, "I'm looking forward to having chef Jake's culinary creativity come to life on the menu at our restaurant. He is a highly talented chef and when you taste his cuisine, you know it comes from a place of passion."
Guests of Plates can anticipate a completely revamped menu from Wood including exciting offerings with an ode to southern cuisine and nod to Wood's family. Expect to find elevated southern items on the menu like grit fritters with cracklin' jam and buttermilk dressing, and Granny Helen's fried chicken with crystal cane syrup, creamed collards, brown butter hominy and cracklins. Playful dishes like Wood's duck and foie gras corn dog with sorghum mustard and strawberry panola also add exciting touches to the new menu.
Not only will diners enjoy a new menu at Plates, but Wood and his sous chef Eddie Forbis have worked tirelessly to create a new atmosphere at Plates. Fresh paint, new lighting fixtures, ship-lap walls and new decor now set the tone for the new menu.
Wood plans to host charity events and collaborative chef dinners at Plates in the future. He will also be taking his culinary talents to the local chef competition,Cooking for a Classic, and on the road to Charleston in March 2019 for theCharleston Wine and Food Festival.
About Chef Jake Wood
A native to Apex and with family roots invested in North Carolina, Jake Wood’s passion for food is heavily influenced by his grandparents and the state’s rich agricultural traditions. With inspiration from his family, Jake Wood embarked on a culinary career in Raleigh, which started at 42nd Street Oyster Bar. He began shucking oysters and eventually worked his way up in the restaurant industry. Jake then went on to become the head sushi chef at The Cowfish in Raleigh, and soon after developed the food program for Raleigh Raw as the executive chef. Chef-owner Jason Smith of 18 Restaurant Group mentored Jake and was an advocate of him moving on to the next stages of his career. He most recently served under Smith as the chef de cuisine of Raleigh's 18 Seaboard, and now serves as the head chef of Plates Neighborhood Kitchen.
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