They are visionaries, highly devoted to their craft, inventing fresh ideas for dishes in kitchens all over the Valley using top-notch ingredients and seasonal fare. We love their food, expect an experience nothing short of spectacular when we dine at their establishments, and (sometimes) even giggle with delight at the mere mention of their names.
They are our 10 favorite chefs in metro Phoenix. And when it comes to tastemakers pushing Phoenix further toward a first-class food city, we're counting on these talented chefs to help us get there.
Vincent Guerithault Vincent on Camelback
Over 25 years ago, this legendary tastemaker came to Phoenix (by way of Chicago, by way of France), and the Valley's dining scene changed forever. Initially trained in classically prepared French haute cuisine, the James Beard Award winner became influenced by Southwestern ingredients and infused the two for a mouthwatering mash-up of flavors. From lobster chimichangas to duck tamales to sautéed veal sweetbreads with blue corn meal, Guerithault's French-Mex has kept diners coming back to his intimate Phoenix restaurant for years to get another taste.