Sean Baker at Gather Named Chef of the Year

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Photo: Esquire via Eater

More from that new Esquire issue with the Best New Restaurants list: Their pick for Chef of the Year is Sean Baker at Berkeley's Gather, and John Mariani writes, "Best of all, I swear, was the vegan 'charcuterie'... I devoured it as if it were baby back ribs." Also of note: Nick Balla of Nombe was named one of four "Chefs You Hope Move To Your City One Day." [via Eater, Bauer's earlier review]