Kitchen Diaries

How Seattle's Rising Star Chefs Dream Up Dishes

A peek behind the swinging kitchen door reveals what makes this year's batch of Next Hot Chefs so excellent: their unyielding passion for making good food.

07/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Rising Stars

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2019

Five ascendant chefs. One fierce and talent-filled dining scene.

07/23/2019 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Rising Stars

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2018

A new crop of rising stars don their aprons and sharpen the city’s dining scene. Talents include: nose-to-tail wizardry, brunch superpowers, and global spice wisdom.

05/22/2018 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Shift Change

Shannon Martincic Is the Chef de Cuisine at Chicago's Elizabeth Restaurant

The talented chef has decamped for Michelin-starred pastures.

08/28/2017 By Rosin Saez

Rising Stars

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2017

Five big talents, one bright dining future.

05/16/2017 By Kathryn Robinson, Allecia Vermillion, and Rosin Saez Photography by Amber Fouts

Critic's Notebook

Where Seattle’s Best Chefs Are Dining

Pay attention to where the pros go.

06/06/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

The Heartbreak of Choosing Next Hot Chefs

And the tale of one who got away.

05/31/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Right Here: Seattle’s Next Hot Chefs 2016

Bet you’d like to know how we picked ‘em.

05/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Chefs

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2016

These five men and women are the future of Seattle dining. A future full of locavore tacos, Edomae sushi, and swaggering vegetable dishes.

05/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

Wanted: Seattle’s Hottest Young Chefs

It’s that time of year again, people.

03/03/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Video

Next Hot Chefs 2015

07/13/2015

Slideshow

Slide Show: Next Hot Chefs 2015

06/26/2015

Critic's Notebook

Which of Our Next Hot Chefs Got Fired?

And why it doesn’t matter

06/11/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

It’s the Party No Seattle Food Lover Should Miss

Partly because Seattle Met throws it. Mostly because the food will be astonishing.

05/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Restaurants

Seattle Met’s Next Hot Chefs 2015

Just watch: These men and women will do great things.

05/26/2015 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion Photography by Andrew Waits

Critic's Notebook

Who Are Seattle's Next Hot Chefs?

Operators are standing by.

03/09/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Slideshow

Slide Show: Next Hot Chefs

Seattle Met celebrated some of the area’s most innovative culinary minds at Next Hot Chefs 2014. Four of the five honored chefs joined 150 guests at The Bullitt Center for an intimate evening full of culinary craftsmanship.

06/05/2014

Restaurants

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2014

Seattle Met toasts its second annual class of up-and-coming culinary stars.

06/02/2014 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion