Best Chefs America

In a global economy, chefs and home cooks alike can get any ingredient on demand at any time. It’s far more challenging to use what’s seasonal, like Brent Hopkins does at Gravy and The Raleigh Times in Raleigh, NC.  ..
22 Jul 2015 Author: Alison Sher

“That guy can cook like nobody’s business,” well, there’s no higher compliment in a professional kitchen.
- Michael Ruhlman, Foreword, Best Chefs America: 2013

At Best Chefs America, our motto is “chefs know best” and our process is one of straightforward peer review — chefs rating chefs. To find out who the best chefs are, we ask the chefs themselves. For the 2013 edition of Best Chefs America we conducted interviews with over 5,000 chefs from across the U.S. We asked them which chefs they respected the most, who was cooking the best food locally, who influenced them the most, what ingredients they were working with and what culinary trends they saw emerging. The results for this year are in and we are pleased to share them with you.