2015 Eater Young Gun Cappie Peete Chapman got her start with the Neighborhood Dining Group (NDG) as a server assistant at fine dining restaurant McCrady’s and eventually worked her way up to the Director of Beverage and Education for the company. Yesterday, NDG officially announced that Chapman would step down from the position. David Howard, president of the group, released the following statement:
Our beverage needs are unique to each of our restaurants, and we realized that we are better off having individual beverage professionals at the helm of each location versus one central position. As a result, Cappie Peete Chapman, our former beverage director, has moved on. We thank her for all her hard work and wish her the very best.
With Husk, Minero, McCrady’s Tavern, and McCrady’s under the NDG umbrella, all very different concepts, the company will decentralize the beverage director role.
Across the peninsula at Upper King eatery 492, Post & Courier reported that bar manager Megan Deschaine has moved on from her post. Deschaine rose to popularity with the wide media coverage of her color-changing beverage The Disco Sour.