Cafe Society

Samir Mohammad on why he got axed from the Village Cork -- and owner Lisa Lapp's plans for the future

"So, I'm officially fired," read the text from Samir Mohammad, the now former executive chef of the Village Cork, who took the job -- and a risk -- when he first stepped behind the butane burners in January of 2010. "I knew this was a job that would either make me or break me, but it was an awesome challenge, I fell in love with the place as soon as I walked in, and despite the fact that the kitchen had no hood, no walk-in, no heat lamp, and not much more than a hand blender, I saw the potential there, and I wanted to see what I could do to build a really great menu," says Mohammad, who was hired by Lisa Lapp, who opened the wine bar in 2001.

But yesterday morning, he was fired.

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