Food & Wine Reveals the Best New Chefs of 2016 — See Who Made the List

04/04/2016 at 10:23 AM ET

Does your favorite local chef stand out from the rest?

Each year, Food & Wine magazine scours 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 ColicchioDaniel BouludThomas Keller, Michael SymonStephanie 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
Jeff Marini

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
Nathan Ma

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
Rush Jagoe

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

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

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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