Simeon in running for ‘Best New Chef’ award
BY ERIKA ENGLE / email@example.com
The contest, in which the public is invited to vote, seeks to honor up-and-coming culinary innovators who have run their own kitchens for five or fewer years.
Nominees are separated into regional categories; Simeon is in the Northwest and Pacific Chefs division.
The winner will be featured in the July issue of the magazine.
Simeon, who made it to the final three contestants on the most recent season of “Top Chef” on the Bravo cable network, credits the original Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs, particularly Alan Wong and Roy Yamaguchi, as his main influences. He is known as @chefwonder on Twitter.