CHEF PRESTON CLARK
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION: Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY)
BACKGROUND: Jean Georges (NYC), El Paseo (San Francisco), Resto, Cannibal (NYC)
CURRENTLY: Lure Fishbar (NYC)
WHY HE IS AMAZING: Preston has been honing his culinary skills since he was a child as he is the son of Patrick Clark, the late James Beard Award winning chef. Under Preston’s Leadership El Paseo earned a spot on San Francisco Chronicle’s list of Top Ten New Restaurants. Clark was honored as a “Rising Star Chef” for putting El Paseo on the California restaurant map. The restaurant was named one of the “Top 10 Best New Restaurants 2011”, “Top 100” in San Francisco and Clark was also nominated for the James Beard Foundation “Rising Star Award”.