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 LobbyContinue Reading

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, PennsylvaniaContinue Reading