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2012 Top 5 Rising Chefs in the U.S. "




We've voyaged across America to discover this year's hottest young talent riding a wave of gastronomic creativity from coast to coast. We tip our toques to five chefs 30 and under for the passion they invest in bringing a variety of cuisines ever more forward, and to the energy they have devoted to their craft as they hone their talents. From fusing molecular cuisine with Southern traditions, updating Etruscan stylings in the Bay Area, or becoming America's newest Nordic food ambassador, these young chefs are shaping tomorrow's culinary landscapes in compelling ways.

CHARLESTON, SC
Jeremiah Langhorne, McCrady's

LOUISVILLE, KY
Nick Sullivan, 610 Magnolia

NEW YORK, NY
Marcus Jernmark, Aquavit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Anthony Strong, Locanda Osteria & Bar

SANTA MONICA, CA
Chris Crary, Whist

 






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