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Zagat Debuts Los Angeles 30 Under 30 List

Micah Wexler (left), Giselle Wellman (middle), Casey Lane (right).
Micah Wexler (left), Giselle Wellman (middle), Casey Lane (right).

Some of our favorite young chefs made Zagat's first ever Los Angeles 30 Under 30 list (aka how to make anyone over 30 feel inadequate). The honorees include Nyesha Arrington (Wilshire), Joshua Drew (Farmshop), Jordan Kahn (Red Medicine), Ilan Hall (The Gorbals), Casey Lane (Tasting Kitchen), Craig Thornton (Wolvesmouth), Giselle Wellman (Petrossian) and Micah Wexler (Mezze).

The list isn't restricted to chefs but also spotlights bar managers, beverage directors, a beer sommelier (Paige Reilly of Tony's Darts Away) and even a cheesemonger (Bradley Watkins of Wally's Cheese Box). [Full list after the jump.]

Los Angeles 30 Under 30

* Kyle Ackley, Bar Manager, Lexington Social House (28)

* Nyesha Arrington, Executive Chef, Wilshire (28)

* Ludovic Barras, Marketing & Events Director, Fig & Olive (25)

* Drew Berry, Food & Beverage Director, L'Ermitage Beverly Hills (28)

* Jon Carpenter, Brewmaster, Golden Road Brewing (29)

* Eric DeSimone, Sous Chef, Nonna of Italy (20)

* Joshua Drew, Executive Chef, Farmshop (27)

* Tara Emerson, Assistant General Manager, Tavern (28)

* Josh Graves, Pastry Chef, Ray's & Stark Bar (25)

* Ilan Hall, Chef, The Gorbals (29)

* Adam Horton, Executive Chef, Raphael (29)

* Greg Hozinsky, Executive Chef, The Strand House Restaurant, Shade Hotel (28)

* Jordan Kahn, Chef/Partner, Red Medicine (28)

* Justin Katsuno, Sous Chef, Spago (26)

* John-Carlos Kuramoto, Executive Chef, Michael's (24)

* Casey Lane, Executive Chef, The Tasting Kitchen (28)

* Jeff Mahin, Chef, Stella Rossa Pizza Bar (28)

* Bernhard Mairinger, Chef/Owner, BierBeisl (27)

* Zairah Molina, Pastry Sous-Chef, Wolfgang Puck Restaurant at The Bel-Air (25)

* Ricardo Morales, Executive Chef, Steingarten L.A. (26)

* Angela Ng, Pastry Chef, Livello (26)

* Christina Olufson, Executive Pastry Chef, Lucques, A.O.C., Tavern, The Larder (28)

* Ross Pangilinan, Executive Chef, Leatherby's Cafe Rouge (28)

* Jason Petrie, Executive Chef, Pinot Provence (27)

* Paige Reilly, Beer Sommelier, Tony's Darts Away, Mohawk Bend (25)

* Craig Thornton, Chef/Owner, Wolvesmouth (29)

* Freddy Vargas, Chef de Cuisine, Scarpetta Beverly Hills (28)

* Bradley Watkins, Cheese Monger, Wally's Cheese Box (29)

* Giselle Wellman, Executive Chef, Petrossian (27)

* Micah Wexler, Executive Chef/Partner, Mezze (29)


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