Farm-to-table restaurant Harvest is in search of a new executive chef and pastry chef.

Coby Ming | Courtesy of Harvest Restaurant
Coby Ming | Courtesy of Harvest Restaurant

Executive chef Coby Ming and pastry chef Patricia Knight, who both started at Harvest when it opened in NuLu four years ago, are leaving at the end of September, according to a news release.

“(They) were key parts of the restaurant’s growth and national visibility, and my partners and I look forward to following their continued success,” Harvest co-founder Ivor Chodkowski said in the release. “The bar has been set rather high, and we will be conducting a search for talent that will scan locally, regionally and nationally in scope.”

Susan Hershberg, owner of Wiltshire Pantry, Wiltshire On Market and the upcoming Wiltshire at the Speed, confirmed that Knight and Ming were returning to work for her. Both previously worked at Wiltshire for seven years.

Knight and Ming will spearhead the Wiltshire at the Speed project, a cafe and catering operation at the Speed Art Museum, and help create the menus.

When Hershberg started talking to the Speed Art Museum about operating a business there, she said, “I really thought it would be a perfect fit for Coby just based on her tremendous talent. She is one of the most creative chefs I’ve worked with.”

Knight and Ming will work for Wiltshire’s catering arm when they start in mid-October to get back into the rhythm of the catering business, Hershberg said.

“I’m pretty thrilled about it.”

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Caitlin Bowling
Louisville native Caitlin Bowling has covered the local restaurant and retail scene since 2014. After graduating from the Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Caitlin got her start at a newspaper in the mountains of North Carolina where she won multiple state awards for her reporting. Since returning to Louisville, she’s written for Business First and Insider Louisville, winning awards for health and business reporting and becoming a go-to source for business news. In addition to restaurants and retail business, Caitlin covers real estate, economic development and tourism. Email Caitlin at [email protected]