Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together to welcome the final 50 Eater Young Guns nominees for the class of 2014. The Eater Young Guns committee compiled this shortlist after months of poring over nominations (which numbered in the thousands) and interviewing chefs: The result is a list of the 50 most promising up-and-coming talent in the restaurant industry, and starting Monday, Eater will present profiles of many of the nominees, including recommendations from the selection committee, video profiles, and much more.
But first, major congratulations are in order to a Minneapolis nominee (this two-person team takes one nominee slot): Christina Nguyen and Birk Stefan Grudem, the co-owners and chefs of the Hola Arepa truck and up-coming brick n' mortar restaurant. The Young Guns Class of 2014 will be unveiled at a gala reception in late June, but for now, head on over to Eater National for the full list of semi-finalists.
· Meet the 50 Eater Young Guns Semi-Finalists for 2014 [EN]
· All Young Guns Coverage [Eater MPLS]