A food mecca can't subsist on genius chefs alone (although we love our chefs). It also needs its chocolate and cookie makers, visionary wine directors, cookbook curators, restaurant incubators and - of course - its food-as-performance-art collective. Meet the food stars who keep our city shining bright.



Restaurateurs: Michael and Lindsay Tusk

Booksmith: Celia Sack

Baker: Anthony Lucas, Marketeer: Lulu Meyer Chocolate Makers: Tcho, Performance Artists: Open Restaurant Sommelier: Rajat Parr, Grocers: Sam Mogannam and Anne Walker Chef: Moura Lahlou, Incubator: La Cocina