Rock stars in food and drink from around the country.
Julian Rodarte, 24, executive chef and co-owner, Beto & Son at Trinity Groves.
For the last six years, Zagat's 30 Under 30 program has honored hundreds of young exceptional hospitality professionals in major markets all over the country. Last year, we introduced lists in important foodie cities like New Orleans, Seattle, Charleston and Dallas. And in 2017, we're going even bigger. Zagat 30 Under 30 is morphing into one epic national list, inclusive of all markets in the United States. We began the process with an open call back in January and carefully recorded and vetted nominations from readers, our local editors, previous honorees and industry insiders. A panel of editorial experts then carefully selected this first batch of semifinalists.