Ryan Brazeal & Patrick Ryan are up for Food & Wine’s People’s Best New Chef: Midwest

foodandwine-040315Think that the best chef in the Midwest resides in Kansas City? Now, you can back that up with a mouse click or tap on your phone. Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef nominees are now online and two KC chefs — Novel’s Ryan Brazeal and Port Fonda’s Patrick Ryan — are finalists in the Midwest category.

There are 10 regional categories each with 10 chef nominees. The people (that’s you) can vote through 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 8. Each region has a victor and the top vote-getter overall is named the People’s Choice Best New Chef.

The crown currently resides with a Kansas City area chef: Story’s Carl Thorne-Thomsen. In 2014, Thorne-Thomsen was the top vote getter in the country. Brazeal and Ryan were also nominees last year. The 2015 winners will be revealed on April 9.

Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender is the founder of The Recommended Daily.

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