A Teaneck-based chef has been named by peers as being among the nation's most skilled in the kitchen, according to NJ Monthly Magazine.
Among the 196 New Jersey chefs listed in the new peer-reviewed book Best Chefs America is Seth Warshaw of Etc. Steakhouse on Palisade Avenue. Warshaw has received praise for his cooking before, including his 2011 win at the Kosherfest "Iron Chef" contest. The chef also recently opened Et Al in Vauxhall, Union County.
Other Bergen County chefs to make the list included Andrew Rodriguez of the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn, Steve Christianson of St. Eve's in Ho-Ho-Kus, Thomas Ciszac of Chakra in Paramus, Peter Angelakos of Bacari Grill in Washington Township, Alex Gorant of Axia Taverna in Tenafly, John Marsano of Wyckoff-based Brick House, Kevin Kohler of Cafe Panache in Ramsey and Ronny Cohen, chef at Hackensack burger joint White Manna.
The book publishers explained the chef nomination process on its website, writing, "Our analysts speak to nominated chefs across the country by way of appointment and telephone interview. Chefs are asked a series of proprietary questions that score their peers on a numerical scale and identify veterans and up-and-coming talent. The process is calculated to accurately record the opinions of leading chefs about the talent of their colleagues both within the same geographical area and nationwide."