Eater Young Guns is a big deal. Hundreds of young and promising up-and-comers are nominated from across the country and some of the biggest chefs in the business (really) help to determine who is most worthy of recognition. Eater is looking for chefs, line cooks, sommeliers, bartenders, restaurateurs and maître d's., and they have over 850 nominations from across the country. And none of those nominations are for Detroit area chefs. Not one.
It's not too late for nominations though: had an awesome dinner at MEX or Social? Guess what, Chef Zak Sklar is under 30. Enjoyed a tasting menu at Torino? Chef Garrett Lipar is under 30 as well. So is Chef Justin Vaiciunas of Jefferson House, Bartender Joe Robinson of Bailout Productions, and so many others (think Young Guns dinners, pop ups, new restaurants, craft cocktails...)
Detroit is full of talented young people in the restaurant/nightlife industry, and they're deserving of a nomination, so fill out the nomination form here and demand that Detroit gets the culinary reputation it deserves!
· Eater Young Guns Official Nomination Form [-E-]