Effective today, Rouge on Rittenhouse Square has a new chef de cuisine. He's Trevor Budny, who on Sunday worked his last day at El Vez, where he was sous chef.
Budny's resume includes opening Alma de Cuba with Douglas Rodriguez and Jose Garces, interrupted by a sojourn in Barcelona, a return to Philly to work at Striped Bass with Alfred Portale and Chris Lee, followed by a stop at Vetri and opening Jose Pistolas.
Budny will handle the day to day at Rouge, whose exec chef Matt Levin is about two weeks from opening his own place, Adsum at Fifth and Bainbridge Streets. Levin also has been contributing to the burger specials at 500 Degrees.