Last week, we announced the list of 50 contenders for our first annual Eater Young Guns awards, paired down by a select group of acclaimed U.S. chefs and the editorial team at Eater HQ from a mountain of public nominations. The final class of 2012 won't be revealed until June 25, but until then we're introducing a selection of the 50 nominees (some of who will make the cut, some who won't) through a series of letters, videos, and interviews. Today, it's Ashley Santoro's turn. Click over to Eater National to hear how Casa Mono's 27 year-old wine director got her start and how she would honor her role of Young Gun. And read about some other strong candidates here, here, here, and here.
Stay tuned over the next two weeks as we feature more finalists and announce the big winners at the end of the month.
· Eater Young Guns Final 50: Ashley Santoro [~E~]
· All Eater Young Guns Coverage [~E~]