So it's little wonder that he's surrounding himself with talent to help keep great food on the plate. The latest to join the team at Old Major is chef Amos Watts, who has headed the kitchen at the equally lauded Acorn since it opened in the Source and who was previously executive chef at Jax Fish House downtown.
While Old Major chef de cuisine Kona Bobek recently departed to sign on at Bar Dough a few blocks over, Brunson has added Watts, pastry chef Jessica Desormeaux (formerly of Barolo Grill and Habit Doughnut Dispensary), and General Manager Joey Lynn Oliver (previously with Sushi Sasa and Sushi Den).
"I've been a huge fan of Old Major since they opened and I'm excited to now join Justin and his team. Although I am going to miss the crew at Acorn, I am looking forward to the new challenges ahead," said Watts in a statement.
Acorn chef/co-owner Steven Redzikowski (who's been busy himself with the opening of his third restaurant, Brider) has not yet decided on a replacement for Watts, according to the restaurant.