Fast Company magazine released its list of the 10 most creative people in food. In addition to OpenTable CEO Jeff Jordan, chef-restaurateurs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Dan Barber made the list.
Vongerichten’s restaurants include Chambers Kitchen, Jean Georges, JoJo, Market by Jean Georges, Matsugen, Mercer Kitchen, Nougatine at Jean Georges, Perry Street, Spice Market, Vong, Vong’s Thai Kitchen, and others. He plans to add 50 new restaurants to his dining dynasty in the next five years. Barber, a stalwart in the local foods movement, runs Blue Hill (where the First Couple recently dined) and Blue Hill at Stone Barns.
Congratulations to all the winners. Be sure to visit Barber’s and Vongerichten’s restaurants to see why their creativity is a credit to the industry.