Best New Chef in Boston


Nick Speros, Soma


Speros has run his own restaurant (Gloucester’s 197 East Main) and hopped around Boston’s top kitchens (Radius and Armani Café) but it wasn’t until Soma that he developed a distinctive…Read More

2006 Best New Chef

Rachel Klein, Om


Any chef who can transform a Harvard Square music store into a destination for cutting-edge cuisine is really cooking. (Forgive us—we had to write more than 300 of these things.)...Read More

2000 Best New Chef

Amanda Lydon, Truc


So what if Food & Wine Magazine stole our thunder by making her one of America’s best new chefs for the year? They read about Lydon’s talents here first, courtesy...Read More

1998 Best New Chef

Rene Michelena

Within a few short months of his arrival at La Bettola, Michelena had helped the new South End tavern win honors from Esquire, Bon Appetit, and Food and Wine magazine...Read More

1997 Best New Chef

Nicholas Tischler


If you can make your way through the supercool front-of-the-house impressarios, and manage to obtain one of the precious few tables in the back dining room, Nicholas Tischler’s food will...Read More

1995 Best New Chef

Michael Schlow of Cafe Louis

Schlow put the newly renovated restaurant at Louis, Boston on the culinary map just a few weeks after his arrival from New York. A protege of Manhattan restaurateur Pino Luongo,...Read More

1994 Best New Chef, Creative

Suzanne Salter, Alloro


After serving in the ranks of the world’s top restaurants—Chez Panisse, in Berkeley; Al Forno, in Providence; Olives, in Boston; and Arpege, in Paris—Suzanne has developed a tantalizing menu please...Read More

1993 Best New Chef

Ana Sortun, Aigo Bistro


One taste of her gutsy, flavorful food and you’ll know that few people really understand cooking the way she does...Read More

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