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2011 TOP 5 RISING CHEFS IN THE U.S.

While their meteoric rise may look magical, these five young chefs have toiled over their stoves long and hard to reach the top before their thirtieth birthdays. This year we’ve discovered a handsome group of young Turks in toques who are working with style and imagination to redefine the culinary landscape with their own individual flavor. Their explorations — spanning the rustic cuisine of Piedmont to experimental Vietnamese fusion to groundbreaking vegan charcuterie will help push the boundaries of American cooking to compelling new dimensions for years to come.


Chef Sean Baker

Sean Baker
Gather
Berkeley, CA

As restaurants evolve so do sensibilities, not least those of Sean Baker, whose green consciousness has raised the culinary level of heirloom produce, seasonal cooking... Chef Sean Baker biography


Chef Emma Hearst

Emma Hearst
Sorella
New York, NY

When she was only four years old, Emma Hearst already knew she wanted to be a chef, opting for cooking shows over cartoons on TV. She started working... Chef Emma Hearst biography


Chef Jordan Kahn

Jordan Kahn
Red Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Though only 27, Jordan Kahn has already worked in America’s most elite kitchens, including Thomas Keller’s French Laundry and Per Se. His inventive... Chef Jordan Kahn biography


Chef Jeramie Robison

Jeramie Robison
Restaurant CINQ
Houston, TX

Louisiana native Jeramie Robison started cooking Creole food when he was sixteen, and he still applies some family secrets to the sophisticated modern European... Chef Jeramie Robison biography


Chef Ryan Studebaker

Ryan Studebaker
Prepkitchen Del Mar
Del Mar, CA

Born in Michigan, Ryan Studebaker grew up hunting game and cooking it with his dad, an experience that engendered in him an early appreciation of cooking... Chef Ryan Studebaker biography





The dining room of Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.

FIESTA TIMEAt the Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in the U.S., you can tuck into handmade tacos, Tex-Mex classics or haute interpretations from celebrity chefs.