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Congratulations to Chef Alex of Fruition Restaurant. Alex was picked, along with 9 other chefs from around the country, as one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2010.

Food & Wine Best New Chefs are chosen after restaurant critics, food writers and other food experts from around the country identify chefs who have been in charge of a kitchen for less than 5 years. Food & Wine editors then travel incognito to taste the food themselves.

A list of past winners is a veritable who’s who of the culinary world. Nate Appleman, Marc Vetri, Grant Achatz, Dan Barber, Rick Bayless, Daniel Boulud and Lachlan Patterson have all been honored. Many of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs have gone on to receive James Beard awards and many other accolades in the restaurant industry. In fact, Chef Alex was singled out on the James Beard long list earlier this year.

Fruition, located on 6th Avenue is co-owned by Alex and his partner Paul Attardi. Alex is known for his seasonal approach to sophisticated comfort food. As a second job Alex recently purchased Verde farms. He supplies greens to over 25 restaurants in Denver and is working on a sheep dairy product and a cheese making room.

Congratulations Chef! Colorado is proud of you!