Ellen Yin, High Street Hospitality Group (High Street and others), Philadelphia, PA: Ellen Yin has over 25 years of experience as an owner/operator of multiple restaurants in Philadelphia, including Fork, High Street Philly, a.kitchen & bar, and High Street Hoagie.
Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker
Margarita Manzke, République, Los Angeles, CA: This French-inspired bakery, café, bar, and formal dining room is set in a historic 1928 space.
Outstanding Wine and Beverage
OTOTO, Los Angeles, CA: Breaking up its sake selections by flavor profiles that include “fruity and floral” to “delicious weirdos”, this LA sake bar balances its booze with chicken katsu sandos and crispy tofu for the snacking.
Best Chef (by region)
Best Chef: New York State
Junghyun Park, Atomix, NYC: Stemming from the ancient Korean word for gift, Atomix continues to push the boundaries of modern Korean cooking.
Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific
Vince Nguyen, Berlu, Portland, OR: Cutting his teeth in award-winning restaurants across the globe, chef Vince Nguyen tells his story through a coursed Vietnamese tasting menu.
Check out the full list of winners here.
Check out the nominees on Tock here.