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Napa’s Perry Hoffman Beats Michael Voltaggio for People’s Best New Chef

Perry Hoffman
Perry Hoffman Photo: Courtesy of Etoile

The People’s Best New Chef regional winners have been announced by Food & Wine, and remarkably, Perry Hoffman at Étoile in Napa beat out known quantity Michael Voltaggio for the Twitter- and blog-fueled win. Unfortunately, he didn’t take the overall title — that went to Tim Byers at Smoke in Dallas — but Hoffman will be listed in the magazine as California’s winner. We have a feeling Voltaggio will get an editorial nod for Best New Chef, but stay tuned for that announcement in a couple of weeks. [Food & Wine, Earlier]

Napa’s Perry Hoffman Beats Michael Voltaggio for People’s Best New