Best Chefs America – Georgia

Best Chefs America – Georgia: Best Chefs America analysts conducted more than 5,000 confidential telephone interviews with chefs who were nominated by other chefs, culinary professionals and food enthusiasts across the country. Beechwood Inn Chefs David and Gayle Darugh have been named “Best Chefs America 2013/2104/2015.”

Best Chefs America – Georgia

Rabun County Georgia Scored 4 Best Chefs America – putting the Northeast Georgia Mountains on the Culinary Map.



 -Inaugural Chefs’ Guide to Chefs Presented in Coffee Table Book-  

          CHARLESTON, S.C., February 28, 2013 – For the past decade, the chef has been celebrated through reviews of food critics, bloggers, reality television and consumer surveys. Now, chefs themselves have a forum to determine the standouts from the star-hungry. Introducing the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America, the first-ever industry peer review of the nation’s top talent, scheduled to be released March 1, 2013.

          “Chefs know best,” states Bill Blalock, chairman and chief executive officer, Best Chefs America, LLC. “They are very aware of who is consistently at the top of their game and making strides in the industry. We are so pleased with the initial response and congratulate those honored in the guide.”

From March – December, 2012, Best Chefs America analysts conducted more than 5,000 confidential telephone interviews with chefs who were nominated by other chefs, culinary professionals and food enthusiasts across the country. The interviews consisted of a series of proprietary questions, and software was used to aggregate the data.  Chefs earning the highest scores among their peers in their region were included in the guide.

The results were compiled into a 386-page guide, appearing in a coffee table format, listing nearly 4,700 chefs and their corresponding restaurants throughout the country. Sections are broken down geographically and alphabetically. Michael Ruhlman, one of the country’s most respected culinary journalists and authors, volunteered to pen the guide’s foreward. Photography showcasing emerging trends and ingredients identified throughout the course of the interviews enhance the appeal of the book.

Rabun County Georgia Scored 4 Best Chefs America – putting the Northeast Georgia Mountains on the Culinary Map: Chef David Darugh, Beechwood Inn, Chef GAyle Darugh, Beechwood Inn, Chef Jenny Wilson, Fromage and Jamie Allred, Lake RAbun Hotel. Congratulations!

Best Chefs America costs $75 each and can be purchased online at  Best Chefs America – Georgia

First Last Resturant City State
Kevin Gillespie Gunshow Atlanta GA
Adam Evans The Optimist Atlanta Georgia
Andy Carson Bacchanalia Atlanta Georgia
Angus Brown Octopus Bar Atlanta Georgia
Ann Price Ann’s Snack Bar Atlanta Georgia
Anne Quatrano Bacchanalia Atlanta Georgia
Atsushi Hayakawa Sushi House Hayakawa Atlanta Georgia
Blake Elsinghorst Café 37 Savannah Georgia
Brandy Williamson Local 11ten Savannah Georgia
Brian Hanson Vic’s on the River Savannah Georgia
Chad Clevenger Alma Cocina Atlanta Georgia
Chad Crete The Iberian Pig Decatur Georgia
Charles Ferguson Belford’s of Savannah Savannah Georgia
Chip Ulbrich South City Kitchen Midtown Atlanta Georgia
Chris Hall Local Three Kitchen & Bar Atlanta Georgia
Christopher DiNello Alligator Soul Savannah Georgia
Christopher J. Nason Sapphire Grill Savannah Georgia
Clifford Harrison Bacchanalia Atlanta Georgia
Craig Richards Ecco Atlanta Georgia
Daniel Zeal Georgian Room Sea Island Georgia
Darin Hiebel di Paolo Alpharetta Georgia
Dave Snyder Halyards Restaurant St. Simons Georgia
David Darugh                  Beechwood Inn Clayton Georgia
Drew Belline No. 246 Decatur Georgia
E.J. Hodgkinson JCT Kitchen & Bar Atlanta Georgia
Eric Balderrama Bistro VG Roswell Georgia
Ford Fry JCT Kitchen & Bar Atlanta Georgia
Gary Donlick Bistro Niko Atlanta Georgia
Gayle Darugh                  Beechwood Inn Clayton Georgia
Gerald Green Garibaldi Café Savannah Georgia
Gerry Klaskala Aria Atlanta Georgia
Guy Wong Miso Izakaya Atlanta Georgia
Hector Santiago Pura Vida Atlanta Georgia
Heinz Sowinski La Maison on Telfair Augusta Georgia
Hervé Didailler Papillote Savannah Georgia
Hilary White The Hil Palmetto Georgia
Hugh Acheson Five & Ten Athens Georgia
Ian Winslade Murphy’s Atlanta Georgia
Jamie Adams Veni Vidi Vici Atlanta Georgia
Jamie Allred                  Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant Lakemont Georgia
Jay Swift 4th & Swift Atlanta Georgia
Jenny Wilson                  Fromage & Other Fine Foods  Clayton Georgia
Joe Ahn SOHO Atlanta Atlanta Georgia
Josh Hopkins White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails Atlanta Georgia
Kelly Yambor Elizabeth on 37th Savannah Georgia
Kevin Ouzts The Spotted Trotter Charcuterie Atlanta Georgia
Kevin Rathbun Rathbun’s Atlanta Georgia
Laura Culbreath Kyma Atlanta Georgia
Linton Hopkins Restaurant Eugene Atlanta Georgia
Marc Taft Chicken and the Egg Atlanta Georgia
Marc Badon Glen-Ella Springs Inn Clarkesville Georgia
Marla Adams Babette’s Café Atlanta Georgia
Matt Palmerlee The Branded Butcher Athens Georgia
Michael Bologna Vingenzo’s Woodstock Georgia
Nick Mueller Chef Nick Mueller & Co Guyton Georgia
Pano Karatassos Kyma Atlanta Georgia
Patrick McNamara Noble Fare Savannah Georgia
Peter Kaiser Twist Atlanta Georgia
Polina Walker Blue Ridge Brewery Blue Ridge Georgia
Richard Blais The Spence Atlanta Georgia
Richard Lee Davio’s Atlanta Georgia
Robert Phalen One Eared Stag Atlanta Georgia
Roberto Leoci Leoci’s Trattoria Savannah Georgia
Ron Eyester Rosebud Restaurant Atlanta Georgia
Ryan Smith Empire State South Atlanta Georgia
Scott Serpas Serpas Restaurant Atlanta Georgia
Scott Foster Liam’s Restaurant Thomasville Georgia
Sean Wight Frog Hollow Tavern Augusta Georgia
Shane Devereux The Lawrence Atlanta Georgia
Shaun Doty Bantam + Biddy Atlanta Georgia
Stephen Sharp Blue Ridge Brewery Atlanta Georgia
Steven Satterfield Miller Union Atlanta Georgia
Taka Moriuchi Taka Atlanta Georgia
Todd Mussman Muss & Turner’s Smyrna Georgia
Tomo Naito Tomo Atlanta Georgia
Tyler Williams Woodfire Grill Atlanta Georgia
Vincent Burns The Olde Pink House Savannah Georgia
Zeb Stevenson Livingston Atlanta Georgia

Best Chefs America – Georgia