Jeremy Fox Won Best New Chef at Ubuntu, CA.Why he won Because, in a restaurant attached to a yoga studio, he’s redefining the notion of vegetarian cooking with pristine ingredients from Ubuntu’s own garden.Born Cleveland; 1976.Education Johnson & Wales University, Charleston, SC.Experience Mumbo Jumbo, Atlanta; Rubicon and Charles Nob Hill, San Francisco; Gordon Ramsay, London; Manresa, Los Gatos, CA.Why he opened a vegetarian restaurant even though he eats meat “I’ve always had an affinity for cooking vegetables—they make sense to me. Also, my wife used to be a vegetarian, and the options were so limited when we went out to eat: They’d send out risotto, then flatbread, then pizza. It was only starch.”Favorite kitchen tool Mortar and pestle. “With all the immersion circulators and Cryovac machines, it’s nice to work with your hands once in a while.”Most memorable meal St. John in London. “The chitterlings and dandelions blew me away.” About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.