Longtime chef Donnie Ferneau is leaving the restaurant Rocket Twenty One, he announced on his Facebook page last week.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has reported that chef Donnie Ferneau is leaving the restaurant that was once named after him. He said on his Facebook page last week that the decision to leave was mutual.

“It’s official, ‘I’m a free agent’ ... Frank Fletcher and I decided to part ways with no hard feelings on either side. He was a great Mentor. Have been working on a venture, looking for investors. Stay tuned.”

Frank Fletcher purchased the restaurant in November 2011 and changed the name from Ferneau to Rocket Twenty One.

Check out Soiree's review of the restaurant here.