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Aaron Russell

Pastry Chef / Atlanta, GA
Aaron Russell
Photo compliments of Restaurant Eugene

James Beard Award nominee
Title: Pastry Chef
Location: Atlanta, GA
Establishment: Restaurant Eugene

Why he's a big deal: While working at The Dining Room in the Ritz-Carlton Bulkhead, Russell became the youngest five-star pastry chef in the country. Chosen as one of Atlanta's 2012 Rising Stars and a three-time James Beard "Outstanding Pastry Chef" nominee, he is committed to local, organic ingredients and simple preparations.