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Side Dishes: A New Chef Takes Over at Daily Planet


After running the Daily Planet’s kitchen for eight months, Chef Michael Clauss, who came to Burlington by way of Daniel Boulud’s restaurant and catering company, has stepped down as executive chef. “He is eventually planning on doing his own thing,” explains Planet co-owner Copey Houghton. “Probably in the spring.”

Clauss’ sous chef, Chris Miller — who previously worked at Smokejacks and Asiana House — will step up to replace him. “He’s a good guy to work with,” says Houghton, who adds that the style of food will remain pretty much the same. “Michael is a very good teacher,” he says. “He has taught our staff a lot of positive things.”