Monday, February 14, 2011

Updated with good link: Emperor vies for "Best" award

Chef Bryan Emperor of Kalu was named among 100 chefs nominated for a new award from “Food & Wine” magazine and CNN’s Eatocracy: “The People’s Best New Chef.”
Readers can vote online at by March 1. Ten chefs in ten regions compete; the top vote-getter in each region is named a finalist, and the one with the most votes overall gets the title. That chef will appear in the July 2011 edition, alongside the magazine editors’ choice for Best New Chef (that’s not open to a vote, and the two titles are not mutually exclusive). Some chefs tipped their hands before the formal announcement to mobilize their online efforts (on websites, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). The specifications? The chef must have run her or his own kitchen for five years or fewer.