Click and Choose: Vote for Food & Wine’s 2013 The People’s Best New Chef!

This chicken sandwich spotted by Foodspotter Droolius at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar makes it easy to see why Jeff McInnis was nominated for The People’s Best New Chef.

Food & Wine magazine has opened voting for The People’s Best New Chef online award. There 100 nominated chefs and you can vote for your favorite in each of 10 regions. That’s one vote per IP address per region.The chef with the most votes will be named The People’s Best New Chef for 2013! Don’t miss your chance to help your favorite chef get the recognition s/he deserves. Voting ends March 18, 2013. Click here to vote! Congratulations to the nominees, who include:

Matthew Accarrino, SPQR
Kim Alter, Haven
Justin Cogley, Aubergine at L’Auberge Carmel
Jordan Kahn, Red Medicine
Thomas McNaughton, Central KitchenFlour + Water
Evan + Sarah Rich, Rich Table
Ari Taymor, Alma
Michael Voltaggio, ink.

Great Lakes:
Josh Adams, June
Thai Dang, Embeya
Chris Hodgson, Hodge’s
Matthew Kirkley, L2O
James Rigato, The Root
Jason Vincent, Nightwood
Lee Wolen, The Lobby

Gulf Coast:
Raúl Correa, Zest-Water Beach Club Hotel
Juan Carlos Gonzalez, SoBou
Phillip Lopez, Root
Jeff McInnis, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
José Santaella, Santaella
Michael Stoltzfus, Coquette

Jason Cichonski, Ela
Christopher Kearse, Will BYOB
Joshua Lawler, The Farm and Fisherman
Kevin Sbraga, Sbraga
Sylva Senat, Tashan
Lee Styer, Fond
Greg Vernick, Vernick Food & Drink

Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer
Thomas Boemer, Corner Table
Tim Dahl, Nostrano
Mike DeCamp, La Belle Vie
Justin Haifley, The Tavern  Kitchen and Bar
Thomas Hauck, c.1880
Jamie Malone, Sea Change
Carl Thorne-Thomsen, Story

New England:
Nemo Bolin, Cook & Brown Public House
Matthew Gaudet, West Bridge
Carolyn Johnson, 80 Thoreau
Benjamin Sukle, The Dorrance
Phillip Tang, East by Northeast

New York Area:
Nick Anderer, Maialino
Justin Hilbert, Gwynnett St
Justin Smillie, Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria
Alex Stupak, Empellón Cocina, Empellón Taqueria

Northwest & Pacific:
Sunny Jin, JORY at The Allison Inn & Spa
Brian McCracken & Dana Tough, Spur Gastropub
Ken Norris, Riffle NW
Sarah Pliner, Aviary
Johanna Ware, Smallwares

Justin Burdett, Ruka’s Table
Katie Button, Cúrate
Matthew Lackey, Flyte World Dining & Wine
Steven Satterfield, Miller Union

Ryan Clark, Lodge on the Desert
Terrence Gallivan + Seth Siegel-Gardner, The PassProvisions
Max MacKissock, The Squeaky Bean
Matt McCallister, FT33
Chris Shepherd, Underbelly

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