Ramon Cuffie is now executive chef at Herbie’s

A veteran St. Louis chef has found a home at one of the city’s longstanding restaurants. Ramon Cuffie, most recently executive chef at now-shuttered Pairigi, has signed on to run the kitchen at Herbie’s, as reported by St. Louis Magazine. Herbie’s owner Aaron Teitelbaum said Cuffie’s first day of service was Monday, April 22.

“[Since he arrived,] he’s already shown what he brings to the table, culinarily and as a leader,” said Teitelbaum. “Ramon fits who we are so well. He has a classic style about him.”

Teitelbaum said Cuffie will initially present his own food as daily specials and will gradually begin integrating his dishes onto the permanent menu.

Cuffie did not return requests for comment.

Matt Sorrell is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.