Chefs New to the W+F Festival

segalEven if you’ve attended the Charleston Wine + Food Festival every year since the event’s creation, there are still plenty of chances this time around to taste food unlike anything you’ve sampled before. Here is a list of the guest chefs making their festival debut (and if you’re wondering how to buddy up to them successfully, check out Mike Lata’s tips for meeting chefs, printed in today’s print section):

Andy Ricker, Pok Pok, New York City and Portland

Brett Cooper, Outerlands, San Francisco

Chris Shepherd, Underbelly, Houston

Chris Hall, Local Three, Atlanta

Chris Lusk, Restaurant Revolution, New Orleans

Colby Garrelts, Bluestem Restaurant, Kansas City

David Santos, Louro, New York City

Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon,  Portland, Ore.

Jay Swift, 4th & Swift, Atlanta

Jenna Hodges, Colt & Gray, Denver

Jimmy Bannos, The Purple Pig, Chicago

Joanne Chang, Flour, Boston

Jonathan Sawyer, The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland

Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles

Justin Smillie, Il Buco Alimentari, New York City

Justin Burdett, Ruka’s Table, Highlands, N.C.

Kyle Knall, Maysville, New York City

Lionel Vatinet, La Farm, Cary, N.C.

Mark Stark, Stark’s Steak & Seafood, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Matt Danzer and Ann Redding, Uncle Boon’s, New York City

Matt McCallister, FT33, Dallas

Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia

Michael Toscano, Perla, New York City

Mindy Segal, Hot Chocolate, Chicago

Nancy Silverton, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles

Patrick Long, The Green Room, Greenville

Tyler Williams, Woodfire Grill, Atlanta

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