Last month, news spread that Food & Wine was adding a new facet to their annual hunt for the best up and coming talent in the restaurant industry: a people's choice award for the best new pastry chef. Like the original Best New Chefs program, this addition will feature a group of editor-chosen chefs from across the country (between five and 10) and one pastry chef chosen by readers. To be nominated, a chef has to have been in charge of a kitchen for five years or less.
Here are the nominees from Chicago:
· Bryce Caron, Blackbird
· Patrick Fahy, Cafe des Architectes
· Meg Galus, NoMI Kitchen
· Aya Fukai, Ria
· Sarah Jordan, GT Fish & Oyster
Voting began today at 10 a.m., ends on the 14th, and the winners will be announced in May, two months before the announcement of the regular-edition Best New Chefs. Restaurateurs, it's time to rev up that Twitter campaign.
· F&W's Best New Pastry Chef Awards [~EChi~]