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Displaced Here to Serve Restaurants chef finds job at Genki


Jimmy Meas, former executive sushi chef for Here to Serve Restaurants, has been named executive chef at Genki.

In the wake of the closure earlier this month of Here to Serve Restaurants group, hundreds of restaurant employees have found themselves out of a job. While the Atlanta-area community has rallied to support those affected by the layoffs , Here to Serve employees from the front and back of the house are looking to get back into the workforce. Among the first hires announced is that of Jimmy Meas.

Meas, the former Here to Serve executive sushi chef who spent nearly 20 years with that company, has been named executive chef at Genki Noodles and Sushi .

In his new role, Genki will oversee the menu development and execution for Genki, which focuses on sushi as well as Asian fusion cuisine. According to a press release, “Meas will bring his personal touch to Genki’s newly launched lunch and dinner menus that combine traditional favorites with new rolls, numerous gluten free and vegan and vegetarian options.”

Genki operates locations in Buckhead, Virginia Highlands and The Prado in Sandy Springs, as well as a food truck.

Former Here to Serve employees filed a lawsuit against the restaurant group seeking unpaid wages.

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Ligaya Figueras joined the AJC as its food and dining editor in 2015.

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