Best New Chefs

Illustration by Bella Foster

Missy Robbins
A Voce Columbus
She may be a renowned pasta wizard, but it’s her entrées that give tired “rustic” Italian cooking an elegant new twist.

Shaun Hergatt
Sho Shaun Hergatt
A master of French technique and also one of the last Asian-fusion gunslingers. Catch his cooking while you still can.

George Mendes
This classically trained Portuguese-American chef isn’t afraid to take risks when everyone else is hunkered down and playing it safe.

Emma Hearst
The former Union Square Café kitchen slave takes the tired small-plates concept and imbues it with the rich textures of Northern Italian cooking.

Best New Chefs