This from the email:
“Concentrics has decided to part ways with Chef Wesley True of The Spence. Unfortunately, it was not a great fit and we had to make the hard decision to move forward. We were huge fans and very supportive of Wesley from day one but, unfortunately, we did not get the same in return.”
As chef/owner of TRUE in Mobile, AL, True was a semi-finalist for the James Beard Award “Best Chef South” and has been featured in publications including Southern Living, Garden & Gun, and USA Today. He took over at The Spence in March of 2015, replacing chef Richard Blais of “Top Chef” fame, who moved on to open a restaurant in California.
Now it appears that True has been taking time off from The Spence to film an upcoming season of “Top Chef.”
Check out John Kessler's late May two star review of The Spence under True here . At the time, Kessler noted, "I never did get to talk to True, because he was out of town while I was researching the Spence."