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Foss Leaves Lockwood

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Aug 16, 2010 8:40PM

Image Credit: The Pickled Tongue.
Hours after Phillip Foss sent out a press release announcing that he and wife Kenni were turning the Gaztro-Wagon's brick and mortar storefront into a pop-up kitchen to showcase their street food concepts, Foss announced (via Twitter) that he was out as chef of Lockwood at the Palmer House Hilton. Although Foss has yet to detail the reasons why he was let go from Lockwood, he's looking at the parting as a golden opportunity.

At the time of his firing, Foss was serving another suspension from Hilton management; not the first time he was suspended. Later updates suggest that both Foss's twitter feed and blog, which served as two of the primary reasons for his high profile, became untenable for Hilton management to deal with the free-speaking chef - a point Foss himself noted after making the announcement.