Inside Scoop SF reports that Carlos Salgado, opening pastry chef at Oakland’s Michelin-starred Commis restaurant, has clocked out. The chef plans to move back to SoCal (Orange) and take control of his family-run 25-year-old taqueria and open Taco Maria, a joint that will serve “first generation Mexican-American food.”
But nobody can be too surprised about this turn of events. When interviewed by StarChefs a while back Salgado divulged, "Probably within a few years I'll start to focus again on savory. I'm not trained in pastry at all. I went to school for savory and accidentally got into pastry because I love sweets. Sugar is a big part of my diet. But the whole time I've been thinking about how I'll approach my savory cuisine after the fact. So hopefully within five years I'm back to dealing with open fire and salt here."
·Commis pastry chef shuffle: Kyle Caporicci in, Carlos Salgado to LA [Inside Scoop]