Best New Chef All-Stars 2013
F&W has been naming Best New Chefs for 25 years, helping turn up-and-comers into superstars. Here, we highlight a mega-talent from each year, with recipes that prove deliciousness is timeless. Produced by Kate Heddings. Profiles by Pamela Kaufman with Kate Krader.
Eric Ripert of New York’s Le Bernardin is America’s most brilliant seafood chef. He sources the best fish, cooking it with astonishing technique or leaving it raw or semi-raw, as its flavors dictate; then he devises deft sauces that reflect his fascination with Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. A million food fads have come and gone since Ripert arrived at Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze’s Le Bernardin in 1991, yet he has continued to stay relevant, grow creatively and maintain the highest standards— a near impossible accomplishment.