Vote for an Indy chef for Food &Wine’s People Best New Chef award

Mar 31st, 2014 | by Eat Drink Indy | News, Restaurants

You’ve got until 5 p.m., folks. Take a minute and head over to Food & Wine magazine to vote for one of our Indy chefs. Micah Frank, chef/co-owner at Black Market, and Carlos Salazar, chef/co-owner at Rook, are both up for Food & Wine magazine’s The People’s Best New Chef award.

Peoples Best new Chef

Both establishments are co-owned by restaurateur Ed Rudisell. Coincidence? I don’t think so. Rudisell is now an owner at four (count ’em, four) local restaurants and is a rising star himself. But he credits his chefs for gaining the national attention.

“I’m not surprised that chef Micah and chef Carlos have appeared on Food & Wine’s radar,”  Rudisell said in the release announcing the nominations. “They’re both amazing people and talented chefs. I’m lucky to be able to spend so much time with them both every day.”

For more info on Frank and Salazar, and on the rest of the chefs nominated for The People’s Best New Chef award, go to Follow the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using #peoplesbnc.

The field of 100 nominees for The People’s Best New Chef includes 10 chefs in 10 regions across America. The chef with the most votes in each region will be named a finalist; the finalist with the most votes overall will be named The People’s Best Chef. The finalists and winner will be revealed on April 2 online at; the winner will also be featured in the July 2014 issue of FOOD & WINE, the same issue that profiles the Best New Chefs chosen by the magazine’s editors.

–Jolene Ketzenberger



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