Vote: Food & Wine People's Best New Chef

In a move that hands over power to the people, Food & Wine has announced a nationwide competition for the title of The People's Best New Chef. Like the magazine's coveted annual Best New Chef awards, this new honor recognizes the most talented up-and-coming chefs in the country.

Diners can vote on 100 chefs from 10 regions. Representing the Mid-Atlantic region, four chefs are from the DC area: Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley, Dan Giusti of 1789, David Guas of Bayou Bakery and Nicholas Stefanelli of Bibiana. (Disclosure: I report for Food & Wine.)

You can vote until March 1 on CNN's Eatocracy, when the top vote-getter will be named the People's Best New Chef. Who do you think deserves the title?

1 comment:

daughter of a Hoya said...

And if you're dining in the OTHER Washington, a visit to Spur in Seattle will in all likelihood (...wait for it...) spur you to vote for the two chefs there: Dana Tough and Brian McCracken. They're in the Northwest category of the FOOD & WINE awards and just snagged Top 5 Rising Chefs status from Gayot plus have gotten some really solid reviews by critics like Jason Sheehan who describes the Seattle Chefs as delivering deliciousness first plus "a taste of what the future of food might look like": http://bit.ly/hB9sJv