FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs (BNC) Awards

Honoring up-and-coming American chefs — the superstars of the future.

FOOD & WINE’s annual Best New Chefs awards honor the most exceptionally talented men and women who are pushing culinary boundaries in America. Past winners have included Thomas Keller, Nobu Matsuhisa, Nancy Silverton, Grant Achatz and David Chang.

F&W’s July issue, dedicated to chefs, features the new class of Best New Chefs and reaches an audience of 7.7 million readers

The Facts

  • FOOD & WINE has 262 Best New Chefs.
  • Powerful brand extensions include People’s Best New Chef, Best New Pastry Chefs, BNC mobile app and BNC All-Star Cookbook.
  • FOOD & WINE BNC’s curate the menu at Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE, a restaurant in Aspen. A New York City location will open in fall 2014.
  • Best New Chef alums competed to become the next Delta Airline chef in a video series “Cabin Pressure Cook-Off.” Aired in-flight, on and


FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen

Bringing FOOD & WINE to life during three amazing days of cooking demos, wine tastings, parties & celebrity sightings.