The former French Laundry chef de cuisine will head up a free-standing restaurant in conjunction with the Broad contemporary art museum, which is slated to open late this year/early 2015 in downtown LA.
The eatery is being developed by leading Los Angeles restaurateur Bill Chait and his company, Sprout, with a unique vision to integrate dining with art and community.
Rory Herrmann, the director of culinary operations for Chait’s new restaurants, will also come on board at the eatery.
The aforementioned three gentlemen will be partners in the conception and creation of the 6,000 square foot space.
Of his decision to appoint Chait, and, a result, Hollingsworth, museum proprietor Eli Broad said: “Grand Avenue’s incomparable architecture and cultural institutions need increased walkable outdoor green space to enhance the area and create a vibrant urban core,” said Eli Broad, co-founder of The Broad. “Edye and I want our museum patrons—from across Los Angeles and around the world—to experience a creative outdoor environment and great food when they visit The Broad, MOCA and all of the great performing arts venues along Southern California’s most significant cultural corridor. With Bill Chait’s culinary vision and DSR’s plaza design, we are bringing greater enjoyment for visitors to this booming area.”