Fulfilling Their Promise

Nominated as the best up-and-coming chefs in 2012, these Culinary Masters competitors went on to a year filled with more accolades, new restaurants, and a book deal.
Katie Button of Cúrate, Asheville, North Carolina Nominated by José Andrés
Winning the first annual Culinary Masters Competition was a career landmark for Katie Button. At that point, she had been a chef for only 18 months, all of them in a remote corner of North Carolina, and had never had the opportunity to test her skills outside of her own k…

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