To get an idea of what customers think is important – beyond a single dish or a single meal – turn to Cooking Light Magazine‘s first-ever list of trailblazing chefs.
It’s both industry poll and new entry on this season’s awards.
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Stay tuned to see if the James Beard Awards supremacy will be shaken. In any case, congratulations to the following chefs:
- Marcus Samuelsson: The Neighborhood Chef Award
Restaurant: Red Rooster, Harlem, NY
- Brandon Sharp: The Healthy Cooking Award
Restaurant: Solbar, Calistoga, CA
- Grant Achatz: The Restaurant Innovation Award
Restaurants: Alinea and Next, Chicago, IL
- Daniel Patterson: The Produce Innovation Award
Restaurants: Coi, San Francisco, CA and Plum, Oakland, CA
- Clayton Chapman: The Environment Award
Restaurant: The Grey Plume, Omaha, NE
- Maricel Presilla: The Cultural Preservation Award
Restaurants: Cucharamama and Zafra, Hoboken, NJ
- Nate Allen: The Small-Town Chef Award
Restaurant: Knife & Fork, Spruce Pine, NC
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