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Aaron Deal

Chef / Roanoke, VA
Aaron Deal

James Beard Award nominee
Title: Executive Chef
Location: Roanoke, VA
Establishment: The River and Rail

Why he's a big deal: A James Beard Foundation Rising Star semi-finalist in 2009, he has honed his skills in some of the best kitchens in Charleston, Chicago and Boston. He's known for updated Appalachian and Southern classics.