Today is a momentous day. Following months of combing through the best and brightest in this country's food and drink world, the 2013 Eater Young Guns class is revealed. One Chicagoan is among the esteemed group of 15—Grace sous chef Mitch Lienhard.
Lienhard has been climbing the ranks of some of America's top dining destinations since his teens, and is currently Curtis Duffy's right-hand man at Grace. Congratulations to Lienhard, who gains a well-deserved honor. Look for even bigger things from him in the future, learn more about him in this interview from May.
The rest of this year's class is an all-star team from around the country. It includes chefs, pastry chefs, bar managers, wine directors, and company presidents from Virginia to Seattle. Toast all of them at the 2013 Young Guns Eve Gala in Los Angeles on June 23, raise a glass to Lienhard here in Chicago, and check out the full list below.
· The Eater Young Guns Class of 2013 REVEALED [-E-]
· Meet the Eater Young Guns Semi-Finalists: Mitch Lienhard [-ECHI-]
· All Grace Coverage [-ECHI-]
· All 2013 Eater Young Guns Coverage [-E-]