Burton, executive chef of Stella and The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, CA was nominated for The People’s Best New Chef® on March 11, 2013. Burton graduated from the California Culinary Academy and worked in San Francisco and North Tahoe before joining Stella in March 2010. He is passionate about creating memorable dishes and sharing his knowledge through an in-depth online culinary school that is offered at no cost to culinary enthusiasts worldwide (check out https://www.stellaculinary.com/chef-jacob-burton). Visit www.foodandwine.com/peoples-best-new-chef/california.
Before Food & Wine eliminated access to the live standings, Inside Scoop SF reported "In a huge upset over the city folk so far, the guy from Truckee is winning the vote in the early going."
About the award
The award is an extension of the FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs program. The field of 100 nominees for The People’s Best New Chef award includes 10 chefs in 10 regions across America.
The chef with the most votes in each region is named a finalist and the finalist with the most votes is "The People’s Best New Chef."