Two Washington restaurants will soon be without their "top chef."
"I want to focus on Smoked and Stacked," Meek-Bradley said. She opened the sandwich shop at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in September and wants to spend time developing additional items for the menu.
Meek-Bradley said she also felt it was time "for me to move on" and think about what her goals and potential next steps are.
Meek-Bradley joined Ripple in 2013 and added Roofers Union to her workload when it opened in 2014.
"We're obviously 100 percent behind her and her future, which I think will be very strong," said Roger Marmet, who owns both restaurants. "She's got a world of opportunity ahead."
Marmet said Roofers Union's current chef de cuisine, Jenn Flynn, will take over the kitchen there. The menu likely will not change much, he said. Marmet is currently in the process of searching for an executive chef for Ripple, where he expects the menu will be driven by the new hire.