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Popular Montgomery, AL Restaurant True Welcomes New Chef, Miguel Figueroa

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Montgomery, AL (December 18, 2014) – There’s big news in the Montgomery, Alabama restaurant scene.  One of the city’s most popular restaurants announced last week that Chef Wesley True will be leaving the restaurant True, located at 503 Cloverdale Road,  to pursue other opportunities. Yesterday, Miguel Figueroa was named as the new chef.

True has been an important player in the development of Montgomery’s food scene since opening in October 2012 by pushing boundaries and bringing new flavors and dining experiences to Montgomery’s residents and visitors.

Here are the details sent this week in an email by True’s ownership and management:

We are pleased to announce that Chef Miguel Figueroa will be replacing Chef Wesley True, effective December 16, 2014. Chef Miguel began his career in Florida before joining the team at the Auburn Hotel in 2009 as Executive Chef of Aricca. After three years in Auburn, Chef Miguel became the Chef de Cuisine at the Ritz Carlton Resort in Naples, Florida, one of the busiest Ritz Carlton hotels in the United States. Chef Miguel moved on from the Ritz Carlton to the W Hotel in Washington D.C., right next to the White House. 

During his time in D.C., Chef Miguel and his family realized they missed the friendliness, hospitality, and culture of the South. Chef Miguel asked his long-time friend Leonardo Maurelli of Central if he knew of any jobs open in Alabama, and that conversation led to Chef Miguel's most recent position as Executive Chef at Montgomery Country Club. We are excited to have Chef Miguel join our team, and are looking forward to taking advantage of his unique culinary talents as we move forward with the restaurant.
For further inquiries please contact:
Caroline Rosen

“Writers, visitors and locals consistently look to this restaurant as a leader in the food scene and we are excited to see how Chef Figueroa will continue the momentum that True has built over the past two years,” says Dawn Hathcock, Vice President of the Montgomery Convention & Visitor Bureau.

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