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Meet the Voters: The 2013 Best Chefs Academy

Who was a member of the illustrious group? 

Debbie Zachareas. Best Wine Director, 2001
Gerald Hirigoyen. Best Chef, 2003
Elisabeth Prueitt. Best Pastry Chef, 2003
Richard Reddington. Rising Star Chef, 2003
Claudio Villani. Best Wine Director, 2003
Steven Rosenthal. Best Chef, 2004
Michael Tusk. Rising Star Chef, 2004
Shelley Lindgren. Best Wine Director, 2005
Sean O’Brien. Rising Star Chef, 2005
Chris Blanchard. Best Wine Director, 2006
Greg Dunmore. Rising Star Chef, 2006
Douglas Keane. Best Chef, 2006
Michelle Polzine. Best Pastry Chef, 2006
Kendra Baker. Best Pastry Chef, 2007
Christie Dufault* Best Wine Director, 2007
Daniel Patterson. Best Chef, 2007
Jessica Boncutter. Rising Star Chef, 2008
Thad Vogler. Best Bar Manager, 2008
Jake Godby. Best Pastry Chef, 2009
Laurence Jossel. Best Chef, 2009
Rajat Parr. Best Wine Director, 2009
Melissa Chou. Best Pastry Chef, 2010
Thomas McNaughton. Rising Star Chef, 2010
Bill Corbett. Best Pastry Chef, 2011
David Lynch. Best Wine Director, 2011
Joshua Skenes. Best Chef, 2011
Christopher Kostow. Best Chef, 2012
Yoon Ha Best Sommelier, 2012
Ravi Kapur Rising Star Chef (tie), 2012
Dennis Lee Rising Star Chef (tie), 2012
Belinda Leong Best Pastry Chef, 2012


*An earlier version misspelled Christie Dufault's name. We regret the error.

Originally published in the August issue of San Francisco

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