Meet the Rising Chefs at Washington’s Best Restaurants

Meet the Rising Chefs at Washington’s Best Restaurants
All photographs by Scott Suchman

Behind every Fabio and every José is a deputy who toils in the kitchen day after day. This bunch may not be famous—yet—but someday these rising talents might land on our best-restaurants list with a place of their own.

Ruffino Bautista

Chef de cuisine at Estadio.
Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Erin Clarke

Executive chef at Casa Luca.
Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Ruben Garcia (center)

Creative director at José Andrés’s ThinkFoodGroup.
Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Krystal Cripe

Chef de cuisine at the Red Hen.
Photograph by Scott Suchman.

B.J. Lieberman

Chef de cuisine at Rose’s Luxury.
Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Eric McKamey

Chef de cuisine at Mintwood Place.
Photograph by Scott Suchman.

James Wozniuk

Chef de cuisine at Maketto.
Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Brinn Sinnott

Executive chef at Fiola Mare.
Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Danny Wells

Executive chef at Republic.
Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Paul Stearman

Chef de cuisine at Marcel’s.
Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Philippe Reininger

Executive chef at the Riggsby.
Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Andrew Wright

Executive sous chef at the Inn at Little Washington.
Photograph by Scott Suchman.

This article appears in our February 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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