Three area restaurants this week announced staffing changes:

. Although he wasn't available to elaborate on specifics, Sean Ehland is moving; a McCrady's spokesperson confirmed the restaurant is seeking a new pastry chef. Ehland, nominated in 2011 by the James Beard Foundation for a Rising Star award, was named pastry chef in 2012.

. Bryan Cates, who worked at Opal, Bacco and The Green Door before recently moving to Birmingham to join Chris Hastings' team at The Hot and Hot Fish Club, will serve as executive chef of Básico and Mixson Bath & Racquet Club.

. The Sanctuary promoted executive chef Brendon Bashford to the position of Director of Food & Beverage; the previous director, Vipin Menon, took a job in Scottsdale, Ariz.