By peoplestaff225
Updated December 03, 2020 06:36 PM

Does your favorite local chef stand out from the rest?

Each year, Food & Wine magazinescours the country for the freshest talent in the culinary industry to put together their list of Best New Chefs. Past recipients of the honor include superstars like Tom Colicchio, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Michael Symon, Stephanie Izard, and David Chang.

To qualify as “new,” the chefs must have been heading up a restaurant for fewer than five years. This year’s batch includes 11 chefs from 9 cities who were selected based on incognito visits by the magazine’s editors. Scroll down to see who made the cut.

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Best New Chefs

Iliana Regan (above), Elizabeth and Bunny, the micro bakery & WunderPop, Chicago

David Barzelay, Lazy Bear, San Francisco

Kevin Fink, Emmer & Rye, Austin

Best New Chefs

Edouardo Jordan (above), Salare, Seattle

Ravi Kapur, Liholiho Yacht Club, San Francisco

Brad Kilgore, Alter, Miami

Aaron Silverman, Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple & Pearls, Washington, D.C.

Jeremiah Stone & Fabián von Hauske, Contra and Wildair, New York City

Best New Chefs

Michael Gulotta (above), MoPho and Tana, New Orleans

Kris Yenbamroong, Night + Market and Night + Market Song, Los Angeles

Shay Spence, @chezspence