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Jamie Bissonnette Wins Food & Wine People's Best New Chef Award

Jamie Bissonnette Wins Food & Wine People's Best New Chef Award

Food & Wine magazine's quest for the People's Best New Chef is over, and a winner has been declared: Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa in Boston, MA, has won the popular vote.

"It's fantastic that Jamie, who champions offal and serves calf's brain ravioli and blood sausage pepperoni pizza, has such a huge following," Food & Wine editor in chief Dana Cowin said in a statement.

The other finalists from each region included the following:

  • Midwest: Lee Richardson, Ashley's at the Capital Hotel, Little Rock, AR
  • Pacific: Ricardo Zarate, Mo-Chica, Los Angeles, CA
  • Southwest: Tim Byres, Smoke, Dallas, TX
  • Northwest: Jason Franey, Canlis, Seattle, WA
  • Southeast: Bryan Emperor, Kalu, Charlotte, NC
  • New York Area: David Felton, Ninety Acres, Peapack-Gladstone, NJ
  • Great Lakes: Jose Salazar, The Palace, Cincinnati, OH
  • Mid-Atlantic: Kyle Bailey, Birch & Barley, Washington, DC
  • Gulf Coast: James Lewis, Bettola, Birmingham, AL

Have you ever tried the food from any of these regional superstars?


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