David Posey is replacing Mike Sheerin as chef de cuisine of Blackbird in Chicago. Posey, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, is a protégé of Alinea chef-owner Grant Achatz, for whom he worked as an extern at Trio in Evanston, Ill., when Achatz was executive chef there. He also worked for Achatz in Chicago at Alinea, first as garde-manger and then in the pastry kitchen. He left Alinea to work at Blackbird, with a brief stint in between at Whole Foods to learn more about ...

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