New York, NY (March 29, 2005) - Food & Wine magazine Editor in Chief Dana Cowin is pleased to announce Food & Wine's Best New Chefs 2005. Every year F&W's editors tirelessly search the country to uncover talented and trendsetting chefs to introduce to their readers. The 2005 F&W Best New Chefs will be honored with this prestigious award at a party on March 29 at Skylight in New York City and will be featured in the July 2005 issue of Food & Wine.
Dana Cowin says, "Of the hundreds of chefs nominated for the award this year, these are the ones who completely dazzled us. The ideas behind their food are truly inspired and their execution is masterful. I am proud to welcome these talented cooks into the Food & Wine family."
She adds, "I'm also delighted that we found Food & Wine Best New Chefs in smaller cities like Austin, Boulder and Kansas City. You don't have to travel to New York or Los Angeles anymore to find innovative food."