After months of poring over thousands of nominations, interviewing chefs, grilling local Eater editors, and examining supporting material, the shortlist for the 2014 class of Eater Young Guns is complete and ready for its debut.
As previously mentioned, Eater Young Guns aims to identify the most promising up-and-coming talent in the restaurant industry, whether they're working as chefs or line cooks, wine and cocktail pros, restaurateurs, or maître d's. The criteria are simple. Nominees must be under 30 years of age (or have worked in their chosen field for less than five years) and must be currently employed in the hospitality industry in the United States. They must show extraordinary promise.
You'll find the full list of 50 semifinalists from coast-to-coast over on Eater National. But now, please join us in congratulating Aaron Gottesman, chef de cuisine under Kevin Sbraga at The Fat Ham, and Sam Kincaid, pastry chef at Ellen Yin and Eli Kulp's High Street on Market. We're proud to have such undeniable talent repping Philly in this year's Young Guns class.
Starting Monday, Eater will present profiles of many of the 50, including recommendations from the selection committee, video profiles, and much more. And in late June, our Young Guns Class of 2014 will be unveiled.
· Meet the EYG Semifinalists for 2014 [-EN-]
· All Eater Young Guns Coverage [-EPHI-]