Canlis's New Chef Is Aisha Ibrahim

After sifting through scores of candidates, Canlis has hired its new executive chef, the first woman but only the seventh person to head up the kitchen in the restaurant’s 70-year history. Chef Aisha Ibrahim reported for her first day of work Friday, after a journey that included an international move, multiple zooms, a faux journalism assignment, and one intentionally embarrassing TikTok-style dance video.

Ibrahim arrives as Canlis debuts its short-term canteen concept, meaning she’ll technically oversee the alfresco yurt menu and the contents of a newly installed smoker as she works with third-generation owners Mark and Brian Canlis to determine what this landmark restaurant will actually

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