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. The only real question is: Are you ready?
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.
Some will be complete unknowns and others perhaps have enjoyed a taste of public attention already. All will have distinguished themselves in the eyes of co-workers, chefs, and customers. 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.
But before then, huge congratulations are in order for Miami's three nominees: Bradley Kilgore, chef de cuisine at J&G Grill, Steven Martin, chef de cuisine at Harry's Pizzeria, and Panther Coffee's Camila Ramos. Head over to Eater National for the full list of nominees.