New York Magazine’s Grub Street posted the Food and Wine 2010 Best New Chef List this afternoon, and Seattle’s own Jason Stratton of Cascina Spinasse made the list. (Spring Hill’s Mark Fuller was a 2009 Best New Chef.)
It’s an honor, of course, but the F&W list is also a huge publicity vehicle, the sort of thing that can send a chef to the celebrity stratosphere. The news comes the week after we learned Stratton, along with his sous chef, will star on an upcoming episode of the Food Network’s Chef Vs City.
Years later we may look back and refer to this time as “back when Jason Stratton was getting all famous.” Our congrats to the chef and staff of Spinasse.
The full list of winners is below.
Roy Choi, Kogi BBQ truck, Los Angeles, California
Matt Lightner, Castagna, Portland, Oregon
Clayton Miller, Trummer’s on Main, Clifton, Virginia
Missy Robbins, A Voce, New York, New York
Jonathon Sawyer, The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland, Ohio
Alex Seidel, Fruition, Denver, Colorado
Mike Sheerin, Blackbird, Chicago, Illinois
John Shields, Town House, Chilhowie, Virginia
Jason Stratton, Spinasse, Seattle, Washington
James Syhabout, Commis, Oakland, California