A new year brings a new crop of chefs that Food & Wine has highlighted as the United States’s best. They’re creating pop-ups, changing standards for restaurant worker benefits, upping the game for food, and beyond all providing the hospitality that nourishes our nation.
Food & Wine has long been naming best new restaurants and chefs who have gone on to be industry leaders, with past winners including Daniel Boulud, Michael Symon, Stephanie Izard, Tom Colicchio, and David Chang. Their future is bright.
Best New Chefs 2021
Ann Arbor, MI: Ji Hye Kim of Miss Kim
Austin: Fermín Núñez of Suerte
Los Angeles: Thessa Diadem of All Day Baby
New York City: Lucas Sin of Nice Day
New Orleans: Blake Aguillard and Trey Smith of Saint-Germain
Oakland, CA: Matt Horn of Horn Barbecue
Portland: Carlo Lamagna of Magna Kusina
San Francisco: Gaby Maeda of State Bird Provisions
Washington, D.C.: Angel Barreto of Anju
Washington, D.C.: Paola Velez of Bakers Against Racism