Terence Feury's 3½-year run at Fork in Old City is coming to a close.
He'll leave at the end of July to become chef-partner at Tavro 13, a top-to-bottom renovation of the South Jersey landmark Old Swedes Inn in Swedesboro, he and Fork owner Ellen Yin confirm.
Yin is searching for a new executive chef for the bistro, marking its 15th anniversary. In the interim, Luke Eschbach - a sous chef whose resume includes a chef de cuisine at Zahav - will run Fork's kitchen.
"I'm taking the long view here," said Feury, who turns 45 tomorrow. "This is a pretty exciting project and [co-owner Gus Tzitzifas] is a dynamic guy to work with. Fork has been an awesome venue and Ellen facilitated me to come onboard and focus on food and the guest experience. But it's time for me to grow a little bit more."
Yin praised Feury. "He's provided great leadership. He's done a ton for the food. My goal is to find someone to move the restaurant forward."
Tavro 13, due to open at the end of August, will have a cozy 70-seat dining room with a fireplace, plus a large bar and lounge, private dining upstairs, and a larger lounge and patio with live music on weekend.