Adam Leonti, chef de cuisine at the flagship Vetri Ristorante in Center City for four years, has given notice.
Leonti, a native of Portland, Maine, is bound for what Marc Vetri called an "amazing opportunity" in Brooklyn at a forthcoming hotel restaurant. He leaves the first week in June. (I await a callback from Leonti, who at the moment is prepping for a collab dinner at Zahav.)
Vetri said the kitchen would not miss a step under sous chefs Joe DiLago and Pat Boyer, whom he described as "badasses." Vetri did not seem to indicate who, if any, would assume the chef de cuisine title.
Leonti has been part of the Vetri family since 2008, when he juggled jobs at the Four Seasons Hotel and Vetri. He followed up with six months at Osteria della Brughiera in Bergamo, Italy, before returning to Philly and the chef de cuisine job.
In 2012, he was named to a Forbes mag list of 30 people under 30.