Some say the food industry is wrought with gender inequalities, and this list doesn’t seem to be proving those people wrong. However, that makes it all the more awesome that the only woman on this years list is a Midwesterner, and having had the honor of eating at Ms. Stephanie Izard’s Chicago restaurant The Girl & The Goat I can speak from experience when I say she is also an amazing chef!
Many publications do their own “Best Chefs of the Year” list but Food & Wine Magazine’s is my favorite. Their interviews with the various chefs are charming and interesting and not pretentious in the least.
Here you go, enjoy! Food & Wine Magazines Best Chefs of 2011!