Food & Wine 2012 People’s Best New Chef Nominees: Vote thru March 11!

Food & Wine magazine is letting the people speak! They’ve released the list of nominees for the People’s Best New Chef — and you can help decide who wins! Browse the round-up of Food & Wine 2012 People’s Best New Chef nominees on OpenTable and vote for your faves over at Food & Wine.


The beef tartare at Chef Jordan Kahn's Red Medicine in Beverly Hills is a favorite dish of late-night diners.

Sean BakerGather, Berkeley
Perry Hoffmanétoile at Domaine Chandon, Yountville
Jordan KahnRed Medicine, Beverly Hills
Corey Lee, Benu, San Francisco
Thomas McNaughtonFlour + Water, San Francisco
Teague Moriarty and Matt McNamaraSons & Daughters, San Francisco
Bryant NgThe Spice Table, Los Angeles

Danny GrantRIA, Chicago, Illinois
Anthony MartinTRU, Chicago, Illinois
Chris PandelThe Bristol, Chicago, Illinois
Jason VincentNightwood, Chicago, Illinois

Kevin Cory, NAOE, Miami, Florida
Alex Harrell, Sylvain, New Orleans, Louisiana
Jeff McInnisYardbird Southern Table & Bar, Miami, Florida
James PetrakisThe Ravenous Pig: An American Gastropub, Winter Park, Florida
Alon ShayaDomenica, New Orleans, Louisiana
Simon StojanovicAltaMare, Miami Beach, Florida

Pierre CalmelsBibou, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Christopher Edwards, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, Lovettsville, Virginia
Karen NicolasEquinox, Washington, D.C.
Brad SpenceAmis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nicholas StefanelliBibiana, Washington, D.C.
Lee StyerFond, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Clayton ChapmanThe Grey Plume, Omaha, Nebraska
Tim DahlNostrano, Madison, Wisconsin
Josh GallianoMonarch, Maplewood, Missouri
Nicholas Johnson43 North, Madison, Wisconsin
Landon Schoenfeld, HauteDish, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sameh WadiSaffron Restaurant & Lounge, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nemo BolinCook & Brown Public House, Providence, Rhode Island
Geoffroy DeconinckNatalie’s at Camden Harbour Inn, Camden, Maine
William KovelCatalyst, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Joseph MargateClink – The Liberty Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
Robert Sisca, Bistro du Midi, Boston, Massachusetts
Benjamin SukleThe Dorrance, Providence, Rhode Island

Nick Anderer, Maialino, New York, New York
Eric Gabrynowitz, North, Armonk, New York
Emma HearstSorella, New York, New York
Dan KlugerABC Kitchen, New York, New York
Jesse SchenkerRecette, New York, New York
Alex StupakEmpellón, New York City
Gabe Thompson, dell’anima, New York, New York
Rich Torrisi and Mario CarboneTorrisi Italian Specialties, New York, New York

Ben Bettinger, Beaker & Flask, Portland, Oregon
Sunny Jin, JORY Restaurant at the Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg, Oregon
Brian McCracken and Dana ToughSpur Gasropub, Seattle, Washington

Katie Button, Cúrate, Asheville, North Carolina
Kirsten Mitchell, Cameo 1900, Wilmington, North Carolina
Steven Satterfield, Miller Union, Atlanta, Georgia

Justin BeckettBeckett’s Table, Phoenix, Arizona
Ryan Lowder, The Copper Onion, Salt Lake City, Utah
Will Nolan, Eight K at Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass, Colorado
Paul Qui, Uchiko, Austin, Texas
Lon SymensmaChoLon Bistro, Denver, Colorado
Tre Wilcox, Village Marquee Grill & Bar, Dallas, Texas


  1. says

    Ola! Blog,
    Neat Post, As this winter drags on, our spirits can be nourished by comfort foods. A great wine pairing with these dishes are the hearty and rustic reds of the Southern Rhone Valley in France.
    Kindest Regards

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