Best Chefs America
“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. Our process is straightforward peer review — chefs rating chefs. We interviewed over 5,000 chefs to create Best Chefs America, a compendium of the top culinary talent in the U.S. We asked chefs about the peers they respected the most. We found out who was cooking the best food locally. We identified emerging trends and rising stars. Only 1 percent of chefs in America made our list. Use the Best Chefs database to guide your eating adventures. Read about the men and women inside the chef's coat by visiting the Voices page. Best Chefs America is on a mission to honor, serve, and promote the work of leaders in the culinary arts, so you can try the best food the U.S. has to offer.