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  1. Photo : Dave Rentauskas
    Photo : Dave Rentauskas

    The nominees: Dan Pancake, left to right, Amanda Rockman, Bryce Caron, Johnny Anderes, Dave Beran and Beth Partridge

  2. Photograph: Drew Reynolds
    Photograph: Drew Reynolds

    Breakout Chef of the Year: Dave Beran of Next

  3. Johnny Anderes of Telegraph

  4. Bryce Caron of Blackbird

  5. Beth Partridge and Dan Pancake of Autre Monde

  6. Photograph: Jeff Kauck
    Photograph: Jeff Kauck

    Amanda Rockman of the Bristol

Breakout Chef of the Year | Eat Out Awards 2012

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Breakout Chef of the Year Dave Beran

Who better to win Breakout Chef of the Year than the toque behind Restaurant of the Year? After years working alongside chef Grant Achatz, Dave Beran was finally given the reins with Next, allowed to flex his creative culinary muscles via perfecting Paris 1906, taking on Thai, channeling childhood memories and paying tribute to legendary restaurant El Bulli. Following unparalleled attention for both Alinea’s achievements and his own health obstacles, Achatz seems happy to share the limelight—not to mention the pressure and responsibilities—with Beran, and so far the protégé has exceeded expectations. 953 W Fulton Mkt.

Other nominees Johnny Anderes (Telegraph), Bryce Caron (pastry chef, Blackbird), Dan Pancake and Beth Partridge (Autre Monde), Amanda Rockman (pastry chef, the Bristol)


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