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Mindy Segal to join Elysian hotel team

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Pastry chef Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate will lend her expertise to the pastry operations at the soon-to-open Elysian Hotel, which Charlie Trotter dropped out of in February.

According to a statement issued by the hotel this morning, Segal will be in charge of all things sweet and bread-y, including wedding cakes, at 11 E. Walton. The Elysian opens in July.

Canadian Jason McLeod will replace Trotter as executive chef, heading up the hotel's two restaurants and room service. McLeod's resume includes seven years at Four Seasons hotels. He most recently was executive chef at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego.

Next step: The hotel updating its Web site, which still touts "Charlie Trotter-run restaurants."

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