Chow started working in the kitchen of Per Se since 2007, taking brief detours to the NoMad and the now-shuttered Torrisi Italian Specialties, before returning to Per Se in 2015 as executive sous-chef.
And even though Per Se received three Michelin stars this year, the replacement doesn't come as a huge surprise. In the past year or two, it's had its fair share of criticism, from insipid reviews to a tipping lawsuit. Most famously, Pete Wells declared it one of the "worst food deals in New York" in early 2016.
The chef switcharoo comes on the heels of the restaurant offering a "30-for-30" meal a few times a year to attract millennials with a discounted $175 tasting menu for a seven-course meal (average is $325 for nine courses).
Chef Chow takes on his new role August 14th.