Good day, and welcome back to Eater Young Guns, our second annual roll call of the next guard. The public call for nominations continues until March 15, but first, time to introduce the esteemed group of veteran chefs from around the country who, along with our local and national Eater editors, will choose this year's class of Eater Young Guns. The committee of leaders this year— a mix of holdovers from last year and new faces — represents regions across the nation from NYC to PDX, Austin to Chicago, Louisville, Kentucky to Oxford, Mississippi.
Over the coming months, this group will put their heads together to identify the most promising up-and-comers in the restaurant and nightlife world, whether they're working as chefs or line cooks, sommeliers or bartenders, restaurateurs, or maître d's. And all will unfold on the pages of Eater.
Representing New York: Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, David Chang, and Danny Meyer. They join 26 other chefs and restaurateurs from across the country. Here is the full list: