Food Awards: Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs, Food Magazine Covers Contest


Awards season is in full swing in the food world. Food & Wine just named its best new chefs, the American Society of Magazine Editors nominations are in, and the James Beard Awards will be announced in early May. Find out what has gone down so far, and how you can participate in the fun.

The winners of Food & Wine‘s Best New Chefs in America competition are:

Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger (The Catbird Seat, Nashville)
Danny Grant (RIA, Chicago)
Dan Kluger (ABC Kitchen, New York City)
Corey Lee (Benu, San Francisco)
Jenn Louis (Lincoln Restaurant and Sunshine Tavern, Portland, Oregon)
Cormac Mahoney (Madison Park Conservatory, Seattle)
Bryant Ng (The Spice Table, Los Angeles)
Karen Nicolas (Equinox, Washington, D.C.)
Rich Torrisi & Mario Carbone (Torrisi Italian Specialties, New York City)
Blaine Wetzel (Willows Inn, Lummi Island, Washington)

The American Society of Magazine Editors is holding a best magazine cover of the year contest, which includes a category of food-magazine covers called “Most Delicious.” If you have an Amazon account, you can vote for your favorite cover online and enter into a sweepstakes to win a Kindle Fire. Saveur has the most covers on the list (seven out of 27). But there are also some lovely entries from Whole Living, Feast, Organic Gardening, and Flavor. Which ones do you think are the best?