Your City Your Chef 2012: Who is San Francisco's Next Culinary Star? Vote Now!


Friday, July 27, 2012: ALERT ***"VOTING IS NOW CLOSED***
Stay tuned next week when we reveal the winner of this year's Your City Your Chef!

Calling all foodies: with support from Sapporo, 7x7 launched its third annual search for San Francisco's most promising, up-and-coming chef — and it's up to you to help find the next culinary star!

The top ten finalists have been nominated. VOTE NOW for your favorite chef on Facebook, and if your choice ultimately wins, you'll be entered to win admission to an exclusive, private event catered by your favorite chef, creating delicious bites designed to pair with Sapporo!

The event will be featured in an upcoming issue of 7x7, along with a profile of the winning chef. Voting for the ultimate winner starts today and continues through July 20th. This year's winning chef will be revealed in August. And the top ten finalists, in alphabetical order by restaurant name, are:

Brandon Jew

Bar Agricole

Justin Simoneaux

Boxing Room

Jason Fox


David Bazirgan

Fifth Floor

Tim Archuleta

Ichi Sushi

Diego Oka

La Mar Cebicheria

Anthony Strong


Dennis Lee

Namu Gaji

Michele Belotti



Alexander Alioto

Seven Hills


Our inaugural Your City, Your Chef winner was chef Kory Stewart of Americano; last year, the winner of our search was chef Arthur Wall of Garcon in the Mission. Who will win this year? VOTE!

*The top ten finalists have been in the position of executive chef for no more than five years.


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