Title: Executive Chef
Location: Washington, DC
Establishment: Neighborhood Restaurant Group (including Bluejacket and Birch & Barley)
Why he's a big deal: Named "Star Chef" by Food & Wine magazine and nominated for Eater's DC Chef of the Year 2013. Known for his roasted baby beets and farro on honeyed ricotta and walnuts and is married to Pastry Chef Tiffany Macisaac.