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RISING CHEFS 2004

These five culinary stars-in-the-making have seen their mojo rising in the past few years. We're talking "magical powers" in the shape of true talent, creativity, excellent training and vision. Among them, Linton Hopkins has contributed to Atlanta's rise as a top dining destination; Eric Klein has revived the Beverly Hills icon, Maple Drive; and Koren Grieveson has taught diners the bliss of a house-made salami. Look out, these fab five are taking America by storm.

To learn more about each chef click on the profiles:

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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.