originally posted in Feb 2011
This year Food and Wine Magazine added a new award to it’s growing collection: The People’s Choice Best New Chef.
100 chefs across the country including-yours truly-will be asking for votes from friends, family and loyal customers.
It seems the other Chicago chefs who are nominated along with me; Chris Pandel (The Bristol), Anthony Martin (Tru), Brian Huston (Publican) and Stephanie Izard (The Girl and Goat) have already won this honor. Let’s face it- the people of Chicago have already spoken and declared these spots are their “choice”. If you don’t believe my- try getting a reservation on a Friday night!
Obviously I’m very honored to be a part of this group and I’ll make sure my mom and her friends vote as many times as they can- but in all honesty I think choosing one “winner” is impossible.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m working on my campaign for class president!