As reported previously in BiteClub, sous chef Doug Richey is taking over the Santi kitchen in Santa Rosa. He’s been working with exec chef Liza Hinman, who’s heading off to maternity leave.

Should you be worried? Owner Doug Swett says he’s totally confident, especially since Richey trained under former exec chefs Franco Dunn and Dino Bugica in Geyserville.

And come on, look at the way he handles a pig head– a true measure of any great chef.

Congrats Chef!

Prix Fixe: Beginning January 17 Santi launches a Monday evening Prix fixe menu for friends and family.  As a way of introducing Chef Richey to the neighborhood, Santi will be offering a 3 course meal featuring both Santi favorites and new creations for $35 per person.