For over 25 years, Food & Wine magazine has been on a quest to spot the “next big thing” in the culinary world with its annual Best New Chefs program. Like snapping up a James Beard Award, being deemed a Best New Chef is a big, big deal. Alumni include Michael Symon (’98), Wylie Dufresne (’01), Grant Achatz (’02), Scott Conant (’04), April Bloomfield (’07), and Paul Qui (’14). You’ve heard of those guys.
This morning, the magazine’s editor, Dana Cowin, announced the 2015 Best New Chef class. Congrats to all the chefs.
Bryce Shuman, Betony, NYC
Michael Fojtasek & Grae Nonas, Olamaie, Austin
Zoi Antonitsas, Westward, Seattle
Jake Bickelhaupt, 42 Grams, Chicago
Jonathan Brooks, Milktooth, Indianapolis
Katie Button, Cúrate, Asheville, NC
Jim Christiansen, Heyday, Minneapolis
Tim Maslow, Ribelle, Brookline, MA
Ori Menashe, Bestia, Los Angeles
Carlos Salgado, Taco Maria, Costa Mesa, CA