Joining a prestigious group that includes Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, April Bloomfield, Tom Colicchio, David Chang and more are David Barzelay (Lazy Bear) and Ravi Kapur (Liholiho Yacht Club), announced today as part of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs for 2016. To be considered, the chefs have to be in charge of a kitchen for less than five years, and Food & Wine editors anonymously visited restaurants to choose who made the cut. Notably, San Francisco is the only city to have more than one chef included in this year's class.
This is just the latest accolade piled on Barzelay and Kapur — Barzelay received a Michelin star this year, in addition to winning Eater SF’s best new restaurant in 2014. As for Kapur, Liholiho is up for a James Beard Award for best new restaurant this year and won Eater SF’s top recognition for that category in the same year.
The new class of Best New Chefs 2016 will be featured in the July issue of Food & Wine magazine, and will also be showcased at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen from June 17 until June 19. Here’s the full, nationwide list of chefs:
David Barzelay, Lazy Bear, San Francisco
Kevin Fink, Emmer & Rye, Austin
Michael Gulotta, MoPho and Tana, New Orleans
Edouardo Jordan, Salare, Seattle
Ravi Kapur, Liholiho Yacht Club, San Francisco
Brad Kilgore, Alter, Miami
Iliana Regan, Elizabeth and Bunny, the micro bakery, Chicago
Aaron Silverman, Rose's Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls, Washington, D.C.
Jeremiah Stone & Fabián von Hauske, Contra and Wildair, New York City
Kris Yenbamroong, Night + Market and Night + Market Song, Los Angeles