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Chef De Bruyn checks out of Garden City Hotel

The Garden City Hotel's executive vice president and

The Garden City Hotel's executive vice president and director declined to say Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, how many employees the hotel has and how many would be offered jobs. (Dec. 9, 2010) Credit: Jason Andrew

Steven De Bruyn, who earned accolades as chef at the Garden City Hotel, has left the recently sold landmark. He's now executive chef at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.

The Garden City Hotel was bought by a Manhattan real-estate group. Staff members received layoff notices. De Bruyn departed before the announcement of the sale. He was chef for 15 years.

De Bruyn was in charge of all food preparation at the hotel, including Rein restaurant and the former Polo restaurant. Before he joined the hotel, De Bruyn was executive chef at two restaurants in his native Belgium.

No successor to De Bruyn has been named yet.

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