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2014 Top 5 Rising Chefs in the U.S.

La Petite Grocery in New Orleans, the creative culinary playground of rising pastry chef Bronwen Wyatt



A sharp cutting edge is found with the hottest young talent helming the stoves across America, and this year we bring you five top toques 30 years old and under whom we believe are destined to be tomorrow’s brightest stars. Their avant-garde concepts, culinary passions and technique forged out of long hours honing their craft have brought excitement to our national restaurant scene, from intimate urban boîtes to fine dining rooms.

We've encountered inspired Southern cooking in New York, the sweet side of New Orleans, LA's favorite new maverick, Chicago’s young visionary, and Houston's trailblazer. The fruits of their journeys have left us both satiated and hungry for more; we can hardly wait to see what’s next on their plates.


CHICAGO, IL
David Posey, Blackbird

HOUSTON, TX
Kate McLean, Tony's

LOS ANGELES, CA
Ari Taymor, Alma

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Bronwen Wyatt, La Petite Grocery

NEW YORK, NY
Kyle Knall, Maysville

 


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.

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