Chef Bios: Rick Bayless

This Top Chef Masters Winner from Oklahoma Makes Authentic Mexican Cuisine
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Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Culinary Style: Mexican Cuisine
Restaurants: Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, XOCO, Frontera Fresco, Tortas Frontera
Born: November 23, 1953
Signature Dish: Churros
Education: University of Oklahoma, University of Michigan
Awards: Best New Chef of 1988 (Food and Wine magazine), Best American Chef: Midwest 1991 (James Beard Foundation), National Chef of the Year 1995 (James Beard Foundation), Chef of the Year 1995 (IACP), Humanitarian of the year 1998 (Beard Foundation), Cookbook of the Year in 2001 (James Beard Foundation), Cooking Teacher of the Year Award 2002 (Bon Appétit Magazine), Best Chef Midwest (CHICAGO) of 2002 (James Beard Foundation), Frontera Grill won Outstanding Restaurant 2007 (James Beard Foundation)
Notable Mentions: Who’s Who of American Food and Drink, Winner of Top Chef Masters Season 1 in 2009

His older brother is Skip Bayless, a sports journalist and TV personality

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