Last month, news spread that Food & Wine was adding a new facet to their annual hunt for the best up and coming talent in the restaurant industry: a people's choice award for the best new pastry chef. Like the original Best New Chefs program, this addition will feature a group of editor-chosen chefs from across the country (between five and 10) and one pastry chef chosen by readers. To be nominated, a chef has to have been in charge of a kitchen for five years or less.
Boston has two nominees:
· Jessica Scott, Craigie on Main
· Jaime Davis, No. 9 Park
Voting begins today at 11 AM, ends on the 14th, and the winners will be announced in May, two months before the announcement of the regular-edition Best New Chefs. Restaurateurs, it's time to rev up that Twitter campaign.