There is nothing really new under the sun, but when it comes to the culinary world, there is always something new to learn.
For the Chef Power List this year, we went looking for independent chefs that are pushing boundaries and bringing new ideas to the U.S. — whether by introducing a lesser-known cuisine or ingredient, or by thinking about their businesses in an all-new way.
Innovation has become the default mode for many during the pandemic. But these chefs are examples of innovators who are forging a new path. They serve as ambassadors of sorts, bringing in fresh culinary ideas.
After a year of clinging to comfort foods, consumers are likely to come out of their COVID caves looking for something new and different. These chefs are ready.