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The Squeaky Bean's Max MacKissock nabs a nomination for Food & Wine magazine's "People's Best New Chef" competition

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Lori Midson
Every year, in the July issue, the editors of Food & Wine magazine announce who they believe are the top ten best new chefs in the country -- chefs like Fruition's Alex Seidel, for example, who was named a 2010 Best New Chef and strutted his culinary prowess at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic last June.

This year, the glossy food pub has introduced a new award, The People's Best New Chef competition, in which readers vote online for their favorite chefs, of which there are 100 -- ten nominees from ten regions, including the Southwest. And the nominees, all of whom have run a kitchen for five years or less, include exactly one cooker from Colorado.

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Lori Midson
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