Jorge Guzman - Surly Beer Hall & Restaurant, Brewer’s Table
Pairing Surly's brews with equally forceful food is Jorge Guzman’s daily charge as executive chef of both restaurants at Surly’s massive, still-new destination brewery.
Gavin Kaysen - Spoon and Stable
“I’ve never experienced anything like it,” Gavin Kaysen says about the opening last year. When reservation lines opened, they sold out two months’ worth of seats immediately.
Angel Luna - 6 Smith
At 19, Angel Luna and two friends came to the U.S. illegally. Luna, who grew up in Veracruz, Mexico, wanted to find steady work in order to send money back to his parents and sisters.
Diane Yang - Spoon and Stable
When Diane Yang heard that famed New York City Chef Gavin Kaysen was returning to his hometown to start a restaurant, she didn’t believe it.
Mike DeCamp - Monello/Constantine
In his role as chef de cuisine at La Belle Vie, Mike DeCamp has been a driving force in the Minneapolis food scene for nearly a decade.
Carrie McCabe-Johnston - Nightingale
Just steps from the CC Club, Uptown’s hallowed dive, lies Nightingale—one of the city’s most ambitious neighborhood restaurants.
Adam Eaton - Saint Dinette
Since Saint Dinette’s opening in June, its 27-year-old chef de cuisine Adam Eaton is having fun building a menu around what he labels “elevated fat-kid food.”
Janene Holig - Hot Indian Foods
It’s not every newly graduated chef who dreams of showing off her fancy new skills in a food truck.
Thomas Boemer - Corner Table/Revival
Thomas Boemer, aka chef and co-owner at Revival, chef and co-owner at Corner Table, and King of Porc, is having a good year.
Joe Rolle - Il Foro
Joe Rolle, who’s been leading the kitchen at Il Foro since its June opening, spent the previous two years at critically acclaimed North Loop restaurant Borough.