Chefs of the Year

Celebrating the people behind L.A.’s finest food
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Fasten your aprons—this could get delicious. The 20 recipients of our first-ever Chef Awards won for more than just their exceptional cooking. Over the past 12 months they have expanded empires, transformed neighborhoods, fused old cuisines, conquered new ones, and challenged our very idea of what a restaurant should be. They’ve also created the dishes that have helped put Los Angeles on a culinary pedestal. Here’s a taste of the year’s best!

And the winners are…

Chefs of the Year

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Suter oversees all dining and food coverage in Los Angeles. In May 2012, Suter took home a James Beard Award, the first ever awarded for food coverage in a general-interest publication. She has lent her culinary know-how to national publications including Saveur and Conde Nast Traveler, has appeared on a number of television and radio programs including Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen and Top Chef Masters, and is a regular guest on KCRW’s Good Food. She began her career as an Associate Editor at the music magazine Filter and later served as Editor-In-Chief of the alternative weekly newspaper L.A. Alternative.