Ian Tate Takes Over the Kitchens at Salum and Komali. Anastacia Quinones Takes Teaching Job

Ian Tate
Ian Tate

Yesterday it was announced Ian Tate, formerly of Brownstone, Rathbun’s Blue Plate, Nova, and The Slow Bone, was hired to oversee the kitchens of Salum and Komali. I contacted Anastacia “AQ” Quinones of Komali to find out how this affected her job. “I didn’t want to say anything until they found a replacement,” Quinones says. “I’ve been gone since mid-September. I have a newborn and I need to spend more quality time with my daughter.” She has taken a daytime job as a teacher at Molina High School.  Quinones joined the staff at Komali after her short stint at Alma, the regional Mexican restaurant that closed in October 2011.




  • twinwillow

    I knew Ian when he was at Nova and more recently, at Jack Perkins’ Slow Bone BBQ. He’s a really nice guy and a terrific chef. I wish him all the best!

  • Greg Brown

    Big Al and Anastacia will truly be missed, but Abraham has a real knack for picking top talent. Looking forward to Ian’s good works.