Food & Wine Best New Chefs 2014

Matthew Accarrino
Photo: © William Hereford

Each year, Food & Wine editors tour the country to uncover America's most brilliant up-and-coming chefs. Here, we spotlight Best New Chefs from 2014 as well as their must-visit restaurants, expert travel tips and easiest recipes.

01 of 10

Justin Yu, Oxheart (Houston)

Justin Yu
© William Hereford

F&W's 2014 Best New Chef Justin Yu is all about the small details when it comes to his cooking, making him a standout among his peers.

Why Justin Yu Loves Chicken Feet

02 of 10

Matt McCallister, FT33 (Dallas)

Matt McCallister
© William Hereford; © Bradford Hodgkins / FT33; © John Kernick

Matt McCallister is a self-taught cook serving up gorgeous dishes that showcase his creativity and curiosity.

An F&W Best New Chef Brings Dallas to Miami

03 of 10

Paul Qui, Qui (Austin)

Paul Qui
© William Hereford

Honoring his Filipino heritage, Paul Qui took over the streets of Houston with his chain of Asian food trucks and an ambitious restaurant showcasing his expert Japanese cooking skills.

Top Chef's Paul Qui on How to Run a Successful Food Truck

04 of 10

Dave Beran, Next (Chicago)

Dave Beran
© William Hereford; © John Kernick

F&W's 2014 Best New Chef Dave Beran is an expert in exhaustively researching different themes and ingeniously bringing those themes to life (in partnership with Grant Achatz).

Dave Beran on Fast Cars and Daiquiris

05 of 10

Ari Taymor, Alma (Los Angeles)

Ari Taymor
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Ari Taymor has helped transform gritty downtown L.A., turning a pop-up into the city's most sought-after dining experience.

Corn Soup with Vadouvan

06 of 10

Cara Stadler, Tao Yuan (Brunswick, ME)

Cara Stadler
© William Hereford; Courtesy of Cara Stradler; © John Kernick

After cooking in top French kitchens and launching a buzzed-about supper club in China, Cara Stadler became the force behind an Asian-inspired small-plates restaurant in Brunswick, ME.

Cara Stadler on Why Chopsticks are Indispensable in the Kitchen

07 of 10

Eli Kulp, Fork (Philadelphia)

Eli Kulp
© William Hereford

F&W's 2014 Best New Chef Eli Kulp is doing some pretty incredible cooking in Philadelphia, one of the country's most exciting new restaurant cities.

Eli Kulp on Picking his Own Mushrooms

08 of 10

Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, Ox (Portland, OR)

Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quinonez Denton
© William Hereford

Husband-and-wife team Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton of Ox in Portland are two of F&W's 2014 Best New Chefs.

5 Chicken Grilling Tips from Chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton

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Joe Ogrodnek and Walker Stern, Battersby and Dover (Brooklyn)

Walker Stern and Joe Ogrodnek
© John Kernick; © William Hereford

Equipped with their phenomenal training (they both cooked at Alain Ducasse), Joe Ogrodnek and Walker Stern of Dover in Brooklyn are two of F&W's 2014 Best New Chefs.

An Honest Pale Ale

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Matthew Accarrino, SPQR (San Francisco)

Matthew Accarrino
© William Hereford

Consider Matthew Accarrino the mad genius of handmade pasta, creating primi like Meyer lemon spaghetti and mustard capellini.

Black Mission Fig ClafoutisBraised Chicken with Apples and Calvados

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