Nite Yun Named One of USA's Best New Chefs

She's one of ten on the highly anticipated annual list.


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Nite Yun, chef-owner of Fruitvale's Nyum Bai restaurant, has been named one of 2019's best new chefs by Food & Wine magazine.

Boasting nearly 8 million readers, the venerable magazine releases its highly anticipated Best New Chefs in America list every year, naming ten different chefs at restaurants in ten different cities. 

This year's list resulted from a months-long scouting process in which a Food & Wine editor flew some 30,000 miles around the nation to dine at the restaurants of potential winners.

"We're thrilled to welcome this extraordinary new class of Best New Chefs to the Food & Wine family. We pride ourselves on scouting the most dynamic culinary talent, and this group of chefs has it in spades," said Food and Wine editor-in-chief Hunter Lewis in a press release.

"This year, with the launch of Food & Wine Pro and the Best New Chef Mentorship Program, we're investing in the success of these chefs' careers like never before," Lewis said.

Besides Yun, this year's winners include Mutsuku Soma at Kamonegi in Seattle; Misti Norris at Petra and the Beast in Dallas; Kwame Onwuachi at Kith/Kin in Washington, DC; Matthew Kammerer at the Harbor House Inn in Mendocino; Caroline Glover at Annette in Aurora, CO; Junghyun Park at Atomix in New York City; Bryan Furman at B's Cracklin in Atlanta; Paxx Caraballo Moll at Jungle Bao Bao in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Brandon Go at Hayato in Los Angeles. 

The winners were feted at a party in New York City this week and will be featured in Food & Wine's July restaurant issue. 

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