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Voting Begins Today for F&W's Best New Pastry Chef

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 the Bay Area's nominees:

· John Paul Carmona, Manresa
· Kyle Caporicci, Commis
· Juan Contreras, Atelier Crenn
· Melissa Chou, Aziza
· Christopher Bleidorn, Benu
· Yuko Fujii, Bushi-tei
· Rikki Garcia, Campton Place
· Francis Ang, Fifth Floor
· Maya Erickson, AQ
· Devin Mc David, Quince
· Ana Paliza-Brown, Txoko
· Kam Golightly, Redd

Voting begins today, ends on the 14th, and 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 Chef [F&W]


1638 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 415 440 4959

Atelier Crenn

3127 Fillmore Street, , CA 94123 (415) 440-0460 Visit Website


504 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 415 500 2744 Visit Website


320 Village Lane, , CA 95030 (408) 354-4330 Visit Website

Fifth Floor

12 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 415 348 1555


, , GA 30318 (404) 968-9437 Visit Website

AQ Restaurant & Bar

1085 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 415-341-9000 Visit Website

Campton Place

Campton Place, , CA 94108


470 Pacific Avenue, , CA 94133 (415) 775-8500 Visit Website


22 Hawthorne Street, , CA 94105 (415) 685-4860 Visit Website