# best chefs

The power of observation, salt, pot roast, and, of course, what to keep in your knife roll for the zombie apocalypse
The James Beard Foundation just announced the semifinalists in the restaurant and chef categories for the James Beard awards

Dana Cowin, Carla Hall, Kristen Kish, and Dominque Ansel discuss their careers.

The three brilliant founders of 2013’s best restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca: Jordi, Joan, and Josep Roca.
José Andrés has plans to get involved in the fast food industry within the next year and a half, he says
Ten questions for the Washington D.C.-based chef-restaurateur, educator, and food policy advocate
James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Announced
These chefs don't have enough 'reputation or influence' for TIME? You tell them, if you dare