The call from Food & Wine magazine went out to food editors all over the country this morning:
“We are looking for chefs who are going to rock our world. Each year the magazine names 10 extraordinarily talented men and women as the Best New Chefs in America. The hunt for the 2012 winners has begun, and we would love you to nominate chefs you feel deserve consideration. The style of restaurant isn’t important: It could be an elegant dining room or a shiny taco truck. What does matter is that these chefs in the kitchen are the superstars of the future: creative, thoughtful and passionate cooks with a personal culinary style that always results in unique and delicious food. Here are the specific criteria: The nominee must create menus and oversee the day-to-day operation of the kitchen. He or she must have held the top chef position at one or more restaurants for no more than a total of five years. The restaurant does not need to be new, and the chef’s age is not a consideration.”
Well, whose name shall I send to them? Go.