Last month, news spread that Food & Wine was adding a new facet to their annual hunt for the best up and coming talent in the restaurant industry: a people's choice award for the best new pastry chef. Like the original Best New Chefs program, this addition will feature a group of editor-chosen chefs from across the country (between five and 10) and one pastry chef chosen by readers. To be nominated, a chef has to have been in charge of a kitchen for five years or less.
Here are LA's nominees:
· Joshua Graves, Ray's and Stark Bar
· Kasra Ajdari, Raphael
Voting is now open and ends on the 14th. The winner of the vote will be announced on the 15th. Restaurateurs, it's time to rev up that Twitter campaign.
· Food & Wine Announces Best New Pastry Chefs Award [~E~]
· The People's Best New Pastry [F&W]