2013 Trailblazing Chef Award Winners

Each year we recognize chefs that are contributing to the culinary arts in interesting ways.

2013 Trailblazing Chef Awards

2013 Trailblazing Chef Awards

Our annual nod to chefs who cook great food while accomplishing important things for the food world, things like protecting the ocean's bounty, bettering neighborhoods, and making healthy food delicious.

The Produce Innovation Award

Photo: Leela Cyd

The Produce Innovation Award

Aaron Woo

AGE: 43
RESTAURANT: Natural Selection
LOCATION: Portland, Ore.

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The Healthy Chef Award

Photo: Scott Wiseman

The Healthy Chef Award

Giovanni Arias

AGE: 37
RESTAURANT: Canyon Ranch Grill
LOCATION: Miami Beach, Fla.

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The Cross-Cultural Mash-Up Award

Photo: Jody Horton

The Cross-Cultural Mash-Up Award

Andy & Minson Ngo

AGE: 57 & 28
RESTAURANT: LA Crawfish
LOCATION: Houston

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The Small-Town Chef Award

Photo: Colin Clark

The Small-Town Chef Award

Joel Viehland

AGE: 37
RESTAURANT: Community Table
LOCATION: Washington, Conn.

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The Sustainability Award

Photo: Kevin Miyazaki

The Sustainability Award

Jamie Malone

AGE: 30
RESTAURANT: Sea Change
LOCATION: Minneapolis

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The Global Flavor Award

Photo: Anaïs & Dax

The Global Flavor Award

Ricardo Zarate

AGE: 40
RESTAURANT: Mo-Chica, Picca, Paiche
LOCATION: Los Angeles

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The Neighborhood Chef Award

Photo: Kevin Miyazaki

The Neighborhood Chef Award

Joel Mahr

AGE: 36
RESTAURANT: Lot 2
LOCATION: Omaha, Neb.

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