Eight Chefs Make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

On Jan. 4 Forbes  announced its fifth annual “30 Under 30” list in categories such as tech, finance, arts/entertainment and, most importantly to us, food and drink. This year eight young chefs made the category: Thomas Allen, 27, chef de cuisine, The Modern, New York; Brian Baxter, 29, chef de cuisine, Husk, Nashville; Chris Hathcock, 29, executive chef, Gan Shan Station, Asheville, North Carolina; Deuki Hong, 26, executive chef, Baekjeong NYC, New York; Karys Logue, 27, Dominque Ansel Bakery, New York; Laura Meyer, 27, head chef, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco; Fabian von Hauske Valtierra, 25, chef/owner, Contra and Wildair, New York; and Blaine Wetzel, 29, executive chef, The Willows Inn, Lummi Island, Washington.

Judges for  the food and drink category were April Bloomfield, chef/restaurateur, Spotted Pig, The Breslin and The John Dory Oyster Bar; Daniel Boulud, Michelin-starred chef/restaurateur, New York; Paul Ross, CEO, Edrington Americas; and Lee Schrager, found of NYC and South Beach Food & Wine Festivals.

To learn more about the chefs on this list, visit www.forbes.com/30under30.