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.
Your Eater Young Guns finalists for DFW are:
· Kirstyn Brewer, Executive Chef, Victor Tangos, Dallas
· Shannon "Sam" Wynne, Jr., Co-Founder, Braindead Brewing and partner at Rodeo Goat, Dallas/Fort Worth