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Forbes Names Top 10 Up-and-Coming Celebrity Chefs

We all know Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, and loads of other celebrity chefs, but have you heard of Zakary Pelaccio, Nate Appleman, or April Bloomfield? The folks at Forbes magazine think you should be paying attention because you soon will. In recent article, Forbes has named their top 10 up-and-coming celebrity chefs. These are the folks who are part of the next generation to step into the spotlight.

Many of their picks have seasoned careers — despite being young — and have been pegged as James Beard nominees and have previously graced the cover of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs issue. Forbes chose to highlight them due to the fact that many are making waves with their back-to-basics techniques. Susan Ungaro, the president of the James Beard Foundation, agrees with them and says:

Today's rising stars are taking food in an artisanal direction. When they talk about the menu, they can tell you not only where the lamb was raised, but where the butter came from.

To find out who made their list — and if one of these chefs is in your neighborhood, go eat at their restaurant before it takes months to get a reservation! — just

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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Boston, woo!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Spectra: SPQR is around the corner from my apartment so I've been in many times. In fact, I was there on Monday night. Maybe I had your cousin as my waiter! Oh and the food is AMAZING!
Food Food 9 years
thanks for catching the typo waterbaby!
emlod10 emlod10 9 years
The Spotted Pig is delicious! Definetly worth the wait.
elle-j elle-j 9 years
have been to SPQR, really nice fresh authentic food, not too fancy, great atmosphere.
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
i'm in tacoma so i guess portland isn't too far...
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Whoa, cool! My cousin is a waiter at SPQR in San Francisco and he's told me that it's gaining a lot of popularity. It's definitely one of those really fancy places with AMAZING food!
waterbaby waterbaby 9 years
l'escale is in Greenwich, CT not CN
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