Zagat’s Annual 30 Under 30 Awards has Been Announced

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Just the other night Zagat’s annual 30 Under 30 Awards were given out amongst the L.A. food community as they joined together at the Emerson Theater in Hollywood. The site celebrated very young chefs, sommeliers, managers, small business owners and chocolatiers who are really taking off at such a young age.

According to one of Zagat’s L.A. Editors, Lesley Bella, L.A. is a “pioneer town” where many young chefs come from around the country to basically make their culinary dreams come true, as she hosted a Google hangout for the event.

The culinary business is not an easy gig at all, but many of these young people are already paving the way.

Here’s a full list of all the winners, along with their age of Zagat’s Annual 30 Under Awards:

Sarah Asch, Pastry Chef, Tasting Kitchen (29)
Spencer Bezaire, Executive Chef, L&E Oyster Bar (27)
Stephanie Brown, Director of Food and Beverage, Avalon Hotel (29)
Alyson Bouncristiani, Managing Director and Events, Gravy Train Poutinerie (29)
Holden Burkons, Pastry Chef, Muddy Leek (28)
Beau du Bois, Head Bartender, The Corner Door (29)
Cole Dickinson, Chef de Cuisine, ink. (29)
Brian Dunsmoor, Co-Executive Chef, Hart and the Hunter (29)
Noah Ellis, Managing Partner, Red Medicine (29)
Meg Gill, Co-Founder and President, Golden Road Brewing (28)
Jonathan Grahm, CEO and Chocolatier, Compartes Chocolatier (28)
David Hands, Executive Chef, Bouchon Bistro (29)
Patrick Hotchkiss, General Manager, Hinoki & the Bird (27)
Rachel Kerswell, Sommelier, Osteria Mozza (29)
Maxwell Leer, Wine Director, Bestia (29)
Kevin Luzande, Chef de Cuisine, Playa (29)
Charlie Parker, Executive Chef, Freddy Smalls Bar + Kitchen (29)
Natasha Phan, Director of Business Development & Brand Marketing, Kogi and A-Frame (28)
Zach Pollack, Chef and Owner, Sotto (28)
Brian Quint, Beverage Director, Hungry Cat Hollywood (29)
Ashley Ragovin, General Manager, Trois Mec (29)
Douglas Rankin, Chef de Cuisine, Pigg at Umamicatessen (27)
Trevor Rocco, Executive Chef, Red Hill (27)
Hourie Sahakian, Head Baker, Short Cake (25)
Daniel Shemtob, Founder and Owner, TLT Food and The Lime Truck (24)
Nikki Sunseri, Beverage Director, Little Dom’s and Dominick’s (29)
Ari Taymor, Executive Chef and Owner, Alma (27)
Miles Thompson, Executive Chef, Allumette (24)
Santos Uy, Owner and Wine Director, Papilles and Mignon (29)
Raymond Weber, Chef de Cuisine, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air (29)

Or if you enjoy a visual better, here’s a video of the live coverage below.

Source: Laist

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