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Food & Wine Announces the People's Best New Chef(R) Nominations

Executive Chef Jacob Burton of The Cedar House Sport Hotel's Stella nominated

TRUCKEE, Calif., March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jacob Burton, executive chef of Stella and The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, CA has been nominated for The People's Best New Chef® award by Food & Wine. Restaurant devotees and the voting public will determine the winner through an online vote from 7 a.m. Pacific time today through 2 p.m. on March 18.

"The Cedar House has become a hub for culinary adventures within Tahoe Truckee's mushrooming foodie scene. We're so enthused that Food & Wine has recognized chef Jacob's incredible talent, creativity and professionalism," shares Patty Baird, owner of The Cedar House Sport Hotel and Stella. Featuring unique meals and an open kitchen, Stella also boasts StellaCulinary.com, an incredibly active, and free, online culinary school produced by Burton.

Food & Wine encourages dining and food enthusiasts to vote for The People's Best New Chef, an award that honors talented up-and-coming innovators who have run their own kitchens for five or fewer years. Visit http://www.foodandwine.com/the-peoples-bnc to vote for Tahoe Truckee's Burton. More information is provided at www.foodandwine.com/peoples-best-new-chef/california.

About Jacob Burton

Burton graduated from the California Culinary Academy and worked in fine dining restaurants in San Francisco and the North Tahoe region before joining Stella in March 2010. He is passionate about creating memorable dishes and sharing his knowledge.

"I was lucky enough to realize my dream of living and working in Tahoe after graduating from culinary school and working in fine dining in San Francisco," shares chef Jacob Burton. "I'm honored to be nominated for The People's Best New Chef award." Learn more about Burton at https://www.stellaculinary.com/chef-jacob-burton.

About the award

The award is an extension of the FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs program. The field of 100 nominees for The People's Best New Chef award includes 10 chefs in 10 regions across America. The chef with the most votes in each region will be named a finalist and the finalist with the most votes overall will be named The People's Best New Chef. The People's Best New Chef finalists and winner will be revealed on March 19 at www.foodandwine.com. The winner will be featured in the July 2013 issue of FOOD & WINE.

"Over the past two years we have seen an overwhelming enthusiasm from loyal followers campaigning for their favorite chefs to become The People's Best New Chef," says Food & Wine editor in chief Dana Cowin. "I am ecstatic to continue this program and see these chefs receive this much deserved recognition from their patrons." To learn about The People's Best New Chef award, visit foodandwine.com/the-peoples-bnc or follow the conversation on Twitter using #peoplesbnc.

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Nicole Cheslock, NC Communications, nicole@nicolecheslock.com, (530) 548-5010 office, (415) 902-8494 mobile

About Stella

Opened in 2009, Stella is the avant-garde restaurant located steps from the main entrance of the award-winning Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, CA (10918 Brockway Road). At Stella, expect exquisite food under the direction of Chef Jacob Burton, who long ago fell in love with the art and science of food and pursued his passion at the California Culinary Academy. Just minutes from Lake Tahoe, Stella offers food enthusiasts and active outdoor lovers an intimate and fulfilling dining experience. In addition to dinner service (Wednesday through Sunday), Stella caters on and off site events as well as popular annual culinary boot camps. Stella is the only restaurant in the region that features comforting dinners from a wood fire hearth and on-site garden. Visit stella.cedarhousesporthotel.com to view this week's menu. Reservations can be made online or by calling 530.582.5655.

About FOOD & WINE

FOOD & WINE is the modern, stylish, trend-spotting, talent-seeking epicurean brand. Created by American Express Publishing, the luxury lifestyle authority, FOOD & WINE includes a monthly magazine with a circulation of 925,000; digital editions on the iPad, Kindle Fire, and Nook Color; a books division; and a website, foodandwine.com, with updates on Twitter and Facebook reaching over 500,000 followers and fans.

Food & Wine media contact: Erika Gable, Erika.s.gable@aexp.com, 212.382.5635.

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[Image] 2013 The People' Best New Chef button
[Image] Chef Jacob Burton tasting at Stella, Truckee, CA
[Image] Butter Lettuce Salad at Stella at The Cedar House
[Image] Jacob Burton at Stella
[Image] Stella Night Service Interior

Source:The Cedar House Sport Hotel