Food & Wine's The People's Best New Pastry Chef. The West region is represented by Manresa's pastry chef John Paul Carmona who is up against 15 other chefs from the region. There will be one finalist from each of the three U.S. geographical regions—East, Central, and West—and the person with the most votes will be named The People’s Best New Pastry Chef. The finalists and the winner of The People’s Best New Pastry Chef award will be announced on foodandwine.com on February 15. The winner will be profiled in the “Hungry Crowd” column of the May issue of Food & Wine, on newsstands April 13, and will attend the 30th anniversary of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, June 15-17, 2012. You are invited to vote here.
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