September 30 will be Alex Bois's last day at High Street Hospitality Group, the Ellen Yin and Eli Kulp-backed restaurant conglomerate which includes a.kitchen+bar, Fork, and both High Street on Market and High Street on Hudson.
Bois made waves within Philly's small-but-growing baking community (as well as the country's much larger one), even earning himself a nomination for the 2016 James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year. "Over the past three years, Alex has contributed so much to all our restaurants as well as being the driving force behind the current bread scene in Philadelphia. We sincerely thank him for all his hard work and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. He will be missed, but will always be part of our family," said Yin.
"I am now ready to move on and open the next chapter in my career," said Bois.
With Bois gone, pastry chef Samantha Kincaid, who spent the last three years working closely alongside the acclaimed baker, will ensure the same quality standard Bois set for the restaurant group, overseeing High Street's bakery with production manager Kate O'Neill.
Bois told Philly.com he's in "no rush" to open a bakery of his own, but for a talent like him, it's obviously the ultimate goal.