Running a professional kitchen has never been easy. Long hours and tight quarters are the name of the game, along with a healthy helping of cuts and burns. Unless you’re a corporate bigwig, compensation rarely outpaces personal expenses. And now, a crowded field that sees new Philly restaurants open every week means making your food stand out is tougher than ever. But that hasn’t stopped a new generation of chef hopefuls from jumping in — and we’re looking to highlight the best and brightest among them.
The intent of Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next” series, presented by the Knight Foundation, is to introduce readers to the most dedicated young people working to shape Philadelphia. Our goal is to identify and track the next generation of leaders and influencers across a broad spectrum of fields.
We’ve been showing off some of the city’s most dynamic under-40 leaders for more than two years now. Here’s where to find all our monthly Who’s Next lists, which feature people in disciplines ranging from music to law to education to health. Now we’re turning our focus to the talented knife-wizards who keep dining out in Philly exciting and fresh.
To nominate someone to be featured on Billy Penn‘s Who’s Next: Chefs list, fill out the form below — or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Who’s Next: Chefs” in the subject line. Please submit nominations on or before April 28.