After months of poring over thousands of nominations, interviewing chefs, grilling local Eater editors, and examining supporting material, the shortlist for the 2014 class of Eater Young Guns is complete and ready for its debut. The only real question is: Are you ready?
As previously mentioned, Eater Young Guns aims to identify the most promising up-and-coming talent in the restaurant industry, whether they're working as chefs or line cooks, wine and cocktail pros, restaurateurs, or maître d's. The criteria are simple. Nominees must be under 30 years of age (or have worked in their chosen field for less than five years) and must be currently employed in the hospitality industry in the United States. They must show extraordinary promise.
Representing from Atlanta are two candidates: chef Jarrett Stieber of Eat Me Speak Me and Sara Justice, lead bartender at Holeman & Finch. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to find out more about them, and head to Eater National for the full list.
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