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Time to vote for Food & Wine’s ‘Best New Chef’

pbnc-2012Following last month’s vote for Food & Wine Magazine’s “People’s Best New Pastry Chef,” we now have a chance to vote for “Best New Chef.”

For the last 24 years, Food & Wine has awarded “Best New Chef” titles to chefs like Grant Achatz, Hugh Acheson, Daniel Bouloud, Cliff Harrison, Linton Hopkins, Anne Quatrano, and Thomas Keller. Beginning last year the magazine incorporated a people’s choice component.

For the people’s vote, Food & Wine compiled a list ten chefs in ten regions, each contender with less than five years experience running a kitchen. Chefs representing the Southeastern region include:

Both Miller Union and Empire State South were also represented in last month’s contest for “People’s Best New Pastry Chef.”

Cast a vote for your favorite chef now through Mar. 11. The chef with the most votes across all regions will take the title. Food & Wine Magazine will feature both the people’s choice winner and their own picks in its July issue.

As of early this morning, Peter Dale led the Southeastern region with 40% of the vote. Guy Wong was tied for second place with 16%.

Kudos and best of luck to each of our nominees.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

5 comments Add your comment

FoodFan

March 6th, 2012
12:40 pm

Ryan Smith has got to be my favorite from the ATL area. Only a matter of time before he will be leaving ESS and opening his own place !

Edward

March 7th, 2012
9:56 am

They are all very worthy. If I had to pick just one, though, it would be Peter Dale. The National is even worth a trip from Atlanta.

Billie

March 8th, 2012
1:21 pm

Why didn’t Billy Allin make the list?

Slightly confused

March 12th, 2012
4:15 pm

Is this separate from the Ten Best New Chefs chosen by F&W or in lieu of it?

Slightly confused

March 12th, 2012
4:16 pm

Please disregard. Just read this more carefully: The chef with the most votes across all regions will take the title. Food & Wine Magazine will feature both the people’s choice winner and their own picks in its July issue.