Ed Dutton is to become head chef of restaurateur David Moore's new pop-up site, Pied Nus.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
It emerged last month that Moore, owner of Michelin-starred London restaurants Pied à Terre and L'Autre Pied, would run the 10-month pop-up in the former site of Simon Rogan's Roganic.
It is not the first time Dutton, who currently works at Tom Aikens Restaurant in Chelsea, has been employed by Moore. He previously worked at Pied à Terre under Shane Osborn.
"Ed worked here for a couple of years in Shane's reign - he was one of my first choices. I wanted to ideally re-employ someone we have worked with previously," said Moore.
Pied Nus, on Blandford Street just a few doors down from L'Autre Pied will open in October this year and is expected to run until April next year.
The menu is likely to focus on raw food and will be simple, with no more than three ingredients on a plate.
Moore added that the site will undergo a very mild revamp before reopening. "We will repaint it and beg, borrow and steal to kit it out and are hoping suppliers will sponsor us," Moore said.