After a decade behind the burners at The Source by Wolfgang Puck, two-time Rammy Award-winning chef of the year Scott Drewno is bringing this part of his illustrious cooking career to a close.
Wolfgang Puck senior communications manager Maggie Davis Friday announced that Drewno is expected to leave behind the Asian-themed restaurant he helped popularize by the end of next month.
“On behalf of Wolfgang Puck and his Fine Dining Restaurant Group, we announce today the departure of longtime Chef Scott Drewno. Over the past 19 years, chef Drewno has played an instrumental role in the growth and success of our fine dining restaurant group most recently during his 10-year stint at The Source in Washington D.C.,” Davis said in an official release.
Drewno, who rose to fame in Washington by wowing diners with his exquisite dim sum and other exhaustively researched Asian fare, is, per the company, expected to stay on and assist in “a smooth transition for the new, yet to be announced executive chef.”
“We wish Chef Drewno the best as he leaves to pursue new ventures outside of the Wolfgang Puck organization,” Davis said in closing.
UPDATE: Drewno tells Eater he is joining Mandu co-founder Danny Lee and Matchbox Food Group co-founder Drew Kim in forming a new hospitality group: The Fried Rice Collective.
“The three principals involved are excited to collaborate together in creating unique concepts showcasing their individual backgrounds and experiences,” Drewno shared via email. He declined to elaborate on what taste(s)/geographic region(s)/cuisine(s) said “unique concepts” might cover.