Executive chef Jared Chamberlain (pictured) will be leaving Bodean Seafood at the end of June. Chef de cuisine Tim Swepston has been promoted to executive chef. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World file

Bodean names Tim Swepston executive chef

Bodean Seafood Restaurant, 3376 E. 51st St., has named Tim Swepston the new executive chef.

Swepston replaces Jared Chamberlain, who will leave the restaurant at the end of June.

Chamberlain has been executive chef the past five years. Swepston has been chef de cuisine the past three years.

Swepston was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and raised in Tulsa. His career has taken him to Boulder, Colorado, and New Orleans, where he has cooked at Delmonico, Emeril’s, Café Atchafalaya and Dick & Jenny’s.

“Chef Tim was the natural successor to Chef Chamberlain,” Bodean CEO Taurus Faulkner said in a news release. “His passion and skills are exactly what we need to continue to provide a high-level dining experience to the city of Tulsa.”

Chamberlain has not announced his plans yet.

Prospect restaurant schedules vegan dinner

Prospect Local Bar & Kitchen in Hotel Indigo, 121 S. Elgin Ave., has scheduled a vegan wine dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30.

The dinner will include vegan hors d’oeuvres, corn and poblano grit cakes, heirloom baby tomato gazpacho, grilled portabella mushrooms on a bed of roasted vegetable quinoa and pickled tri-color baby carrots, blood orange sorbet and vegan shortbread cake.

The dishes will be paired with 100% vegan wines from Via Terra.

Cost is $85 per person. Reservations: 918-779-4445.

Extra bites

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 11021 E. 71st St., is celebrating Memorial Day weekend by offering endless glasses of blackberry, peach or red sangria for $12.99 with purchase of an entrée Friday through Monday, May 24-27.

Texas de Brazil, 7021 S. Memorial Drive in Woodland Hills Shopping Center, is offering 50% off dinners for veterans and active duty military Monday-Wednesday, May 27-29. It will be 20% off for up to eight additional guests.

Scott Cherry


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Scott is in his second tour of duty with the Tulsa World. He was a sports writer during his first stop. Since returning to the World in 1992, he has been the food writer and now restaurant critic and wine columnist. Phone: 918-581-8463