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Norman Van Aken

Chef / Miami, Orlando
Norman Van Aken

James Beard Award winner
Title: Chef
Location: Miami, Orlando
Establishment: Norman's

Why he's a big deal: Three time nominee and one time winner of James Beard Award, known as "the founding father of New World Cuisine," and author of 6 books, including No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken.