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Corey Lee, Thomas McNaughton and Danny Bowien, Among F&W's People's Best New Chef Noms

Food & Wine magazine decided on its Best New Pastry Chefs of 2012 last month, and now it is time to shift all the attention to savory food chefs. The nominees for the 2012 People's Best New Chef were announced this morning. There are ten nominees from California, and most of them are from San Francisco.

A press release notes that "nominees for The People’s Best New Chef award remain eligible for a Best New Chef award," meaning the popular choice award winner can still be considered for the editor's choice award later this year. Take a look at all the local love after the hop, or check out the full list of nominees from across the U.S. over at Eater National.

Sean Baker: Gather, Berkeley
Danny Bowien: Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco
Perry Hoffman: Étoile (at Domaine Chandon)
Jordan Kahn: Red Medicine, Beverly Hills
Corey Lee: Benu, San Francisco
Thomas McNaughton: Flour + Water, San Francisco
Teague Moriarty and Matt McNamara: Sons & Daughters, San Francisco
Bryant Ng: The Spice Table, Los Angeles
Rachel Sillcocks: Piccino, San Francisco
Michael Voltaggio: Ink, Los Angeles

Polls are open until March 11, so vote for your favorites, if you like. PR people, those social media campaigns should be firing on all cylinders!

· F&W Announces 2012 People's Best New Chef Nominees [Eater National]
· The People's Best New Chef [Food & Wine]