Dining With Denise Neil

Chef Pitts' new gig

The hardest working chef in chef business, Doug Pitts, has a new job.

Schane Gross, owner of The Anchor at 1109 E. Douglas, has hired him to get her kitchen in order. This is his first full week on the job, and people are starting to notice his presence, she said.

Gross wants to give Pitts the freedom to offer beer dinners and other special events and to show off his creativity. He’s putting together a small Mother’s Day brunch as one of his first head-of-the-Anchor-kitchen activities.

Pitts most recently headed the kitchen at Press but left in January. Since then, he’s been working on the wait staff at Bonefish Grill.