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Food and Wine Best New Chef 2012

What Does It Mean to Be a Food & Wine Best New Chef?

What do Thomas Keller, Tom Colicchio, and Rick Bayless all share in common, aside from all being culinary legends? They all rose to fame thanks to the accolade of Best New Chef, an award bestowed upon a smattering of chefs each year by Food & Wine magazine. The 2012 winners, who received a showcase at this year's Classic in Aspen, talked to us about what it means to have the honor, and why it's so important. Hear what they have to say, plus find out how the award's changed the lives of chef personalities from Michael Symon to John Besh.

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Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
 @Sabrina2782617 Let us know if you go! It's absolutely worth the trek.
Sabrina2782617 Sabrina2782617 5 years
What an honor! I would love to go and try out all the yummy eats :)
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