Philly Chef Named Among America’s Best New Chefs by Food and Wine
Food & Wine (F&W) magazine has announced its 35th class of Food & Wine Best New Chefs. The list highlights 11 of who they say are the “most dynamic and up-and-coming chefs” in the country. A chef from Philadelphia has been named one of the best new chefs in America.
The magazine’s selection process is very thorough. To be eligible for the F&W Best New Chef award, chefs who have been in charge of a kitchen or pastry program for five years or less can be nominated. The process starts with editors receiving nominations from food writers, cookbook authors, Best New Chef alums, and other trusted experts around the country.
After the nominations, F&W’s Restaurant Editor Khushbu Shah travels across the country to visit 23 cities in three months and dine at dozens of restaurants. Then Shah searches for the most promising and dynamic chefs right now according to the magazine’s methodology. Once the chefs have been notified of their Best New Chef award, F&W conducts background checks and requires each chef to share an anonymous multilingual survey with their staff. This survey aims to gauge the workplace culture at each chef’s establishment.
One of the 2023 class of Best New Chefs is in Philly
Philly’s very own Amanda Shulman earned a spot on F&W‘s Best New Chefs list this year. The magazine highlighted Shulman’s Her Place Supper Club as their “new favorite place to eat in Philadelphia.” According to F&W, Shulman always had a passion for food, even as an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania. “While many college kids were doing keg stands and eating cereal or instant ramen for every meal,” they wrote. “Amanda Shulman would go to the Italian Market in Philadelphia to buy a whole pig.”
Let’s talk Her Place Supper Club
You can find Her Place Supper Club at 1740 Sansom St. in Philly. The restaurant’s website mentions that it has a relaxed, dinner party vibe, and they like to switch up their menu regularly, sometimes every couple of weeks or even daily, and occasionally make changes on the spot.
The menu at Her Place Supper Club features elements of French and Italian cuisine, with occasional touches of Jewish influence, as pointed out on their website. They offer two seatings for 24 guests each, one at 6 p.m. and another at 8:30 p.m. You must have a reservation to dine there.
Her Place Supper Club has garnered attention from customers, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars on Yelp. According to one review, “From both of my experiences, all the food has absolutely blown me away. They can take any dish and make it incredibly flavorful.” Another reviewer simply stated, “Her Place is worth the hype and deserves every award and accolade they receive.”
Find out more about F&W’s Best New Chef winner here.