Food & Wine Names Kitchener Chef Among Best In Nation

kitchener – Kitchener’s food scene has grown to become a shining star nationally and even internationally. Our diverse restaurants, chefs, bakers and other companies have received numerous awards.

And now the city has one more reason to brag: A Kitchener chef was named one of the Best New Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine in 2020.

The “Food & Wine Best New Chefs 2020” list is the magazine’s 32nd.

Kitchener chef Camille Cogswell is one of the winners.

Cogswell is the head chef at Kfar, one of the restaurants owned and operated by the James Bear Award-winning team of Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook. Its restaurants include Zahav and Federal Donuts.

Here is part of what Food & Wine is saying about Cogswell:

Kfar means “village” in Hebrew, and Chef Camille Cogswell’s version is a culinary utopia. Her restaurant, K’Far, is in a busy corner of the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Kitchener and is a place where hot rings of Jerusalem bagels in the form of smooth zeros are constantly being pulled out of the ovens. (The restaurant makes around 1,300 per week.) They are best lathered with butter and generous amounts of za’atar, or stacked with fluffy yellow scrambled eggs and brushstrokes of light green Schug, a fiery Yemeni hot sauce. It’s enough to make you forget there was ever cream cheese.

Cogswell himself is no stranger to high praise.

She won the James Beard Award of Rising Star Chef of the Year while at Zahav Koch in 2018.

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