Best Chef, Up-and-Coming in Boston

2015 Best Chef, Up-and-Coming

John da Silva, Spoke


Da Silva’s elegant, innovative small plates—Jonah crab salad on cornmeal pancakes; spring-onion spaetzle dabbed with creamy Cloumage; duck meatballs with smoky ajo blanco sauce—would impress anywhere. That they’re coming from…Read More

2014 Best Chef, Up-and-Coming

Cassie Piuma, Sarma


As chef de cuisine of Oleana, Cassie Piuma was the quiet force behind Ana Sortun’s destination-worthy Mediterranean cuisine for more than a decade. With the debut of Somerville’s Sarma, where…Read More

2013 Best Chef, Up-and-Coming

Kristen Kish, Menton


Kish’s friendly yet badass demeanor (not to mention model good looks) earned her a legion of fans the nation over when she won Top Chef Seattle this year. But it’s…Read More

2012 Best Chef, Up-and-Coming



Watertown has the most exciting cuisine in town? At a place called, for better or worse, Strip-T’s? Actually, it’s true. After leaving New York’s famed Momofuku Ssam Bar last spring,…Read More

2007 Best Chef, Up-and-Coming

David Punch

Jamaica Plain

Sometimes it just takes a little tweak to make food memorable. That roasted beet salad that’s on menus everywhere? At Ten Tables, Punch adds a drizzle of pumpkin seed oil….Read More

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  • Neptune Oyster, 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant
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  • Yankee Lobster Company, 2012 Best Seafood Restaurant, Casual