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Cormac Mahoney, Blaine Wetzel Among Food and Wine’s Best New Chefs

The mag recognizes the Madison Park Conservatory and Willows Inn chefs in its top 10.

By Christopher Werner April 3, 2012

Blaine Wetzel: Food and Wine winner.

Hats off to Cormac Mahoney of Madison Park Conservatory and Blaine Wetzel of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island. The two were included on Food and Wine’s annual Best New Chefs survey, the glossy announced this afternoon.

Mahoney and Wetzel join esteemed an corps of cooks, including locally Jason Stratton (Spinasse, Artusi),
Jason Wilson (Crush), Mark Fuller (Ma’Ono, known at the time as Spring Hill), and Maria Hines (Tilth, Golden Beetle). Last year Jason Franey of Canlis was awarded the honor.

Check out the rest of the 2012 winners on the Food and Wine website, and look for the issue on newsstands in July.

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