Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Only One Chicago Chef Makes The Cut For Food & Wine's Annual 'Best New Chef' List

Dave Beran photo via James Beard Foundation

It's that time of year again, and Food & Wine announced Tuesday its annual list of what it considers "the culinary superstars of the future."

On that list is Dave Beran, the hot shot chef who first worked under Grant Achatz at Alinea before he went on to take over the reigns as chef de cuisine at Achatz's ground-breaking Next restaurant when it opened in 2011.

It's sweet that Beran's getting the props from Food & Wine—even though he's been nominated for James Beard's Best Chef Great Lakes award a few years in a row, including this year.

The 2014 Best New Chef honorees also includes three chefs from Texas (including "Top Chef" winner Paul Qui), one from San Francisco, and of course, one from New York. The special issue comes out in July.

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