Liz Huffman, the former head chef at the Blue Bird Bistro from 2002 to 2007, joined the culinary staff of the Majestic Restaurant two years ago. Today, owner Frank Sebree announced that Huffman will become that restaurant's executive chef on August 15, replacing longtime executive chef Jim Nelson.
"Jim is taking a break from cooking for a while," Sebree said.
Huffman will also be the executive chef for the new bakery and restaurant, Baked in Kansas City, that Sebree is opening in the former Napoleon Bakery location at 706 Westport Road. "Liz will be involved in the culinary development of both locations," said Sebree, who plans to open the Westport venue in mid-September.
Huffman, who helmed the Majestic's brunch menu, will be making some changes to the Majestic Restaurant menu, Sebree acknowledges, but will continue to focus on the restaurant's core menu items - steaks, chops and seafood - with assistance from sous chef Steve Frink.