Best of Boston

Best Chef, General Excellence

2016 Best Chef, General Excellence

Tiffani Faison, Tiger Mama and Sweet Cheeks

Boston
Despite stints under legends Daniel Boulud and Alain Ducasse and three tours of duty on Top Chef, it feels like Tiffani Faison is just getting [...] read more»
2015 Best Chef, General Excellence

Tim Wiechmann, Bronwyn, T.W. Food

Somerville
Under the watchful eye of Tim Wiechmann, T. W. Food has hummed along for years as a warm Cambridge bistro serving seriously progressive food. Wiechmann's [...] read more»
Bondir Restaurant
2013 Best Chef, General Excellence

Jason Bond, Bondir

Cambridge
Bond showcases New England's bounty like no one else in town, dreaming up quirky-beautiful dishes that feature lesser-known flora, like calaminth, angelica root, and carrot-shaped [...] read more»
2012 Best Chef, General Excellence

Coppa

Boston
We didn't need last year's Food & Wine accolades to tell us that Jamie Bissonnette rocks. The famously inked chef drives the two hottest spots [...] read more»
2011 Best Chef, General Excellence

Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa

Boston
He's pushed diners' expectations at kitchens across the city, from Tremont 647 and Clio to Pigalle and Toro. Then, at Coppa, Bissonnette got us all [...] read more»
2006 Best Chef, General Excellence

Tony Maws, Craigie On Main

Cambridge
Tony Maws is the anticelebrity chef. Undistracted by fame and fortune, he is laser focused on ferreting out the finest ingredients from local farms and [...] read more»
2004 Best Chef, General Excellence

Michael Schlow

Boston
Being a great chef isn't just about respecting good ingredients or cooking with passion. It's also about being a good manager and building relationships with [...] read more»
2003 Best Chef, General Excellence

Ken Oringer, Clio

Boston
Oringer is fast becoming the Tom Hanks of Best of Boston. Oringer has captured the best-chef nod in three of the past four years—and the [...] read more»
2002 Best Chef, General Excellence

Ken Oringer, Clio

Boston
Of the many honors chef Ken Oringer has won (a James Beard Award among them), this year's nod as one of People magazine's most eligible [...] read more»
2001 Best Chef, General Excellence

Steve Johnson, The Blue Room

Cambridge
There is something to be said for dependability. In Steve Johnson's case, it's knowing that every time you visit his restaurant, you'll be served a [...] read more»
2000 Best Chef, General Excellence

Ken Oringer, Clio

Boston
From behind the range at the haute Clio restaurant in the Eliot Hotel, chef Ken Oringer has managed to create masterpieces of the culinary variety. [...] read more»