Early Sunday morning, news spread that Underbelly sous chef Ryan Lachaine was no longer with the celebrated Houston restaurant. Lachaine had been chef Chris Shepherd's right-hand man since Underbelly opened, in 2012.
Photo from Underbelly Sous chef Ryan Lachaine has left the building.
We contacted restaurant group Clumsy Butcher, which represents a number of local bars and restaurants, including Underbelly, Anvil, OKRA and Blacksmith, for comment on the situation, and they responded with:
"We have nothing but great things to say about Ryan and his time at Underbelly. We have no further comment."