Paris Club's new executive chef Alex Ageneau.

Paris Club's new executive chef Alex Ageneau. Photo by Anjali Pinto. (Chicago Tribune / October 1, 2012)

Chef Alex Ageneau, who began his American career under Roland Liccioni at Les Nomades, has joined Paris Club (59 W. Hubbard St., 312-595-0800) as executive chef.

It's a great get for owners RJ and Jerrod Melman and partner Jean Joho; Ageneau has been attracting notice in Los Angeles with his work at The Royce (as executive sous chef under David Feau) and BreadBar (helming popup restaurants with chef Jet Tila).