These Are Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs of 2021

State Bird Provisions's pork belly salad | Credit: Ed Anderson

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

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