A signature dish may define a chef’s style, but in this increasingly digital age, social-media rhetoric can be as illustrative as a menu. We talked with some of the esteemed Beard Award–winning chefs who will be cooking at this year’s festivities to find out how they would define themselves in one tidy hashtag.
Alinea, Next, Aviary, and Roister, Chicago
Flour Bakery + Cafe and Myers + Chang, Boston
Ox Restaurant, Portland, OR
Animal, Los Angeles
The Whale Wins, Seattle
Mozza Restaurant Group, Los Angeles
City House, Nashville
Learn more about the 2017 James Beard Awards.