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The Top 10 Chefs in Columbus of 2016

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The Columbus dining scene is one that is diversifying, growing and evolving with some stellar kitchen talent leading the charge. Locals have a wide variety of high quality restaurant options to choose from, and when asked about their favorite chefs at the helms of local menus, our readers and contributors picked Chef Seth Lassak at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing as number one in the city.

“Wolf’s Ridge Brewing isn’t just for Beer-o-philes — it’s got a straight-up fancy menu at which any self-respecting food lover would want to peek,” stated CU Food Critic Miriam Bowers Abbott in her original look at the restaurant when it first opened. “In spite of the fanciness, there’s no pretense at Wolf’s Ridge.”

The restaurant launched a separate Taproom Kitchen menu in 2016, featuring a new menu customized to the more casual back-room setting in the rear of the building.

For more information, visit www.wolfsridgebrewing.com.

The Top 10 Columbus Chefs of 2016:

  1. Seth Lassak – Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
  2. Cara Mangini – Little Eater
  3. Kevin Caskey – Skillet
  4. Catie Randazzo – Challah!
  5. Johnny Dornback – Basi Italia
  6. Bill Glover – Gallerie Bar & Bistro
  7. Avishar Barua
  8. Marcus Meacham – STEAM
  9. Andrew Smith – Rockmill Tavern
  10. Alana Shock – Alana’s Food & Wine

Flashback: Best Columbus Chef of 2015: Alana Shock of Alana’s Food & Wine

Note: Our “Best of 2016″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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