Becca Dilley / Heavy Table
Welcome to the 2010 Silver Whisk Award nominations. The Silver Whisks celebrate the best of local food in the Upper Midwest; only three are given out, for Best Chef, Best Purveyor, and Best New Restaurant.
The definition of “best” is to have completed something in a most excellent way or manner. Our definition of “best,” when applied to the community of local chefs, goes beyond the kitchen. There is no argument that all four of the people we’ve nominated are gifted chefs. What makes them most excellent is that they are also dynamic in platforms beyond their kitchens. They are tastemakers, memory creators, and educators of food and drink.