The contest for the People’s Best New Chef in Food & Wine magazine was such a hit (remember Canlis’s all-out campaign to get Jason Franey the win last year? Alas, Jason Bissonnette of Boston's Coppa took the prize) that they’re doing it again this year.
Several Pacific Northwest nominees hail from Portland, Idaho and Hawaii, but there are four chefs from the Seattle area:
Blaine Wetzel of the marvelous Willows Inn
Shaun McCrain of Book Bindery
McCracken-Tough of Coterie Room, Spur and Tavern Law
And Cormac Mahoney of Madison Park Conservatory
Go here to see the full list of nominees: http://www.foodandwine.com/peoples-best-new-chef/northwest-pacific
Who will you vote for?