Food & Wine magazine has announced the winners of its 21st annual Best New Chefs awards. At a celebration at City Winery in New York City, Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin announced the names of the 11 up-and-coming chefs, hailing from restaurants around the country:
The magazine works with restaurant critics, food writers and other experts nationwide to identify outstanding chefs who have been in charge of a kitchen for less than five years. The editors then visit the restaurants in secret to taste the food themselves. The winners will be featured in the July issue of Food & Wine and will travel to Colorado in June for the 27th annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.