Chef de cuisine James Dumapit and Loro, the Asian smokehouse from Hai Hospitality in collaboration with Aaron Franklin, have parted ways. Dumapit previously served as the opening co-executive chef at Old Thousand before returning to the Hai Hospitality team for which he once worked as executive sous chef at Uchiko. The departure of Dumapit leaves a vacancy that the Hai team says it is not currently considering filling. The casual restaurant opened at 2115 S. Lamar Blvd. on April 4.
“Chef James Dumapit is a very talented chef and we are grateful for his contributions to Loro. We wish him all the best and future success,” Hai Hospitality president John Baydale said. “We do not have plans for a replacement at this time but are happy with the amazing team we have in place “
- Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole team up for a happy hour burger at Loro
- Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin’s Loro adds Old Thousand’s James Dumapit to team