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The American Restaurant announces Michael Corvino as new executive chef

Updated: 2013-06-25T23:46:32Z

By Sarah Gish

In April, Debbie Gold left her job as executive chef at The American Restaurant to become a culinary partner in Red Door Grill, a new Leawood restaurant with plans to expand.

Gold, a James Beard Award-winning chef who competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” was temporarily replaced by sous chef (and certified cicerone) Josh Eans. This morning the restaurant announced Gold’s successor: Michael Corvino, executive sous chef at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas. Corvino will move to Kansas City in July and launch his menu at The American August 1.

Corvino’s new job is a coveted one. The American, a Forbes Four-Star restaurant atop Crown Center, has produced three James Beard Award-winning chefs, including Gold, Michael Smith and Celina Tio.

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