Paul Sarlas, the former Ping Pong dim sum chief executive, has left his role at the Jason Wells Group, MCA understands.

Sarlas was appointed chief executive of the Brew Café and Antipodea operator in October 2017.

He left the group late last year, and handed over to operations director Luke Jenkins.

Jenkins was previously director of operations at the Colombo Group, the operator of Jazz Café and The Blues Kitchen; head of operations at Urban Leisure Group; and director of operations at The Grand Union Group.

The Jason Wells Group, which has four Brew Cafés and three Antipodea restaurants in South West London, has just gone into partnership with Jigsaw, and is set to roll out a pared-down Antipodea format with the retailer, starting in Notting Hill, before moving to Chelsea and Covent Garden.

Sarlas is working on new Taiwanese concept Bao & Bing, which he launched on 22 Paddington Street, Marylebone, with his wife Meng Hsin Chu.

The 40-cover concept specialises in steamed bao buns, ‘bing’ Taiwanese pancakes, ‘wheel cake’ made from adkuki beans, grilled corn on the cob and sweet potatoes, as well as bubble tea and cocktails.