Chef Switch at Kitchen 208

John Robertson this month stepped up to the Kitchen 208 head chef position vacated by Matt Pleasants, who’s planning to open a restaurant in Winston-Salem, N.C.

According to Kitchen 208’s website, before working under Pleasants, Robertson served as head line cook at sister restaurant Circa 1886. Robertson first enrolled in cooking classes after spending more than a decade in the IT sector; he moved to Charleston from Kalamazoo, Mich. in 2010.

Kitchen 208 has received tepid critical reviews since opening seven months ago, but its breakfast is popular with Yelpers, who’ve given the lower King Street restaurant a three-and-one-half star rating.