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The Top 10 Best Local Chefs of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Best Local Chefs of 2019Chef Catie Randazzo in 2017 — Photo by Lauren Sega.
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Columbus is home to many celebrated restaurants, and our readers and editors take time each year to recognize some of the top chefs behind those eateries. This year, both of the restaurateurs behind popular new spot Ambrose & Eve landed in the Top 10 list, with Catie Randazzo getting the most votes to land in first place.

Randazzo gained a quick following with the Challah! food truck before venturing into opening the brick-and-mortar Ambrose & Eve in late 2018 with business partner Matt Heaggans.

In addition to Ambrose & Eve, Randazzo will be making news again in 2020 while co-founding the first Preston’s Burgers physical location in Downtown Columbus.

For more info, visit www.ambroseandevecolumbus.com.

The Top 10 Columbus Chefs of 2019:

  1. Catie Randazzo – Ambrose & Eve
  2. Avishar Barua – Service Bar
  3. Jacob Inscore – Comune
  4. Josh Dalton – Veritas
  5. Bill Glover – Gallerie Bar & Bistro
  6. Seth Lassak – Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
  7. Matt Heaggans – Ambrose & Eve
  8. Johnny Dornback – Basi Italia
  9. Jack Moore – Watershed Kitchen + Bar
  10. Richard Blondin – The Refectory

Flashback: Best Columbus Chef of 2018: Avishar Barua of Service Bar
Flashback: Best Columbus Chef of 2017: Kevin Caskey of Skillet
Flashback: Best Columbus Chef of 2016: Seth Lassak of Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
Flashback: Best Columbus Chef of 2015: Alana Shock of Alana’s Food & Wine

Note: Our “Best of 2019″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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