[Photos: A. Garland]
Please put your hands together for the Eater Young Guns Class of 2013, a group of 15 of the most distinguished young chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, and hospitality industry professionals in the country. Extra applause goes out to Seattle's own Henri Schock, proprietor and wine director at Bottlehouse, who is among the class deemed the junior statesmen of the culinary world.
Why is he a Young Gun? Read all about it. Tom Douglas, who was part of the esteemed selection committee, says of Schock: "From the notion of having a young guy or girl who's going to lead the industry in the long run, that is really cool... I think he'll be more like Alice Waters at the end of the day, a tastemaker."
The Eater Young Guns Class of 2013 will be celebrated at a gala event in Los Angeles on Monday, June 24. Young Guns Eve, a public tasting event featuring many of the winning chefs, goes down the night before on June 23. Tickets are still available.