The 11 best new chefs in America

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David Barzelay of Lazy Bear.
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Lazy Bear

Food & Wine just revealed the winners of its prestigious Best New Chefs in America award for 2016.

The list honors innovative chefs who have run a kitchen for five years or less.

Food & Wine’s editors took nominations from restaurant critics, food writers, and other experts before traveling incognito to test the chef’s food themselves.

Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, April Bloomfield, Tom Colicchio, and David Chang are among those who have won the award in the past.

Here, in alphabetical order, are the chefs to keep an eye on this year.

David Barzelay, Lazy Bear (San Francisco)

Kevin Fink, Emmer & Rye (Austin, Texas)

Michael Gulotta, MoPho and Tana (New Orleans)

Edouardo Jordan, Salare (Seattle)

Ravi Kapur, Liholiho Yacht Club (San Francisco)

Brad Kilgore, Alter (Miami)

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Brad Kilgore of Alter.
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Iliana Regan, Elizabeth and Bunny, the micro bakery and WunderPop (Chicago)

Aaron Silverman, Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple & Pearls (Washington, D.C.)

Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske, Contra and Wildair (New York City)

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Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske of Contra and Wildair.
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Courtesy of Contra & Wildair

Kris Yenbamroong, Night + Market and Night + Market Song (Los Angeles)