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Vote for Jeffrey Lizotte of ON20 for Food + Wine’s “The People’s Best New Chef” Award

25 Mar

Show some local love…

Every year, Food & Wine Magazine is on the lookout for America’s best new chefs.  So, they put together a list of 100 noteworthy, groundbreaking chefs from 10 different areas then have their readers vote on their favorites from each region.  This year in the New England region there’s a familiar face:  Jeffrey Lizotte, Executive Chef of ON20 in Hartford.

Photo © Daniel Krieger, Courtesy of ON20

He’s representing CT in The People’s Best New Chef contest, so show him some love. Just click here, click on his name, then hit done.  Also, if you’re familiar with NY restaurants, why not give them a vote, too?  Voting is going on now and lasts until March 31, so quit your procrastinating!  


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Vote in Caryn Stabinsky of elm as The People’s Best New Pastry Chef!

4 Apr

“After 25 years of naming America’s Best New Chefs, we’re ready for dessert: F&W editors are searching for the Best New Pastry Chefs in the country and you can help us crown The People’s Best New Pastry Chef!”

Yes, you heard that right…now Food & Wine is looking for the newest maven of muffins, the sultan of strudel, the ultimate baker of biscuits, the queen of tarts, the king of key lime pie…The People’s Best New Pastry Chef. There are pastry chefs from the West, Central, and the East up for the big honor. And, when you click through to the East region, you will see an amazing array of skilled chefs who are up for the prestigious The People’s Best New Pastry Chef.  And, there amongst the New York City, Atlanta, Boston, and DC chefs is Caryn Stabinsky, pastry chef at elm of New Canaan, Connecticut.

While it has only been around for a year, elm has garnered lots of praise and won top honors by becoming one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants for 2012. And, hopefully after this contest (the voting ends April 8, so chop chop), they will have another award to add to their tasting table.  Why do you need to vote for Caryn?  Well, she went to the Institute of Culinary Education and has been at some great places such as Monkey Bar, WD~50, and Oceana.  And here are just some of the desserts that she has crafted at elm:

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