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Salvatore Rizzo is the owner of De Gustibus Cooking School, a recreational cooking school in New York City.
Since it opened its doors in 1980 - and before many of these chefs were household names - the likes of Tom Colicchio, Paul Liebrandt, Wolfgang Puck, Daniel Boulud, Julia Child, Mario Batali have hosted classes at De Gustibus. There's always a new crop of rising toques coming through - and here are some that, according to Sal, you should be keeping your eyes peeled for.
Five Chefs to Watch: Salvatore Rizzo
2. Ciccio Sultano - Ristorante Duomo (Ragusa, Sicily)
3. Martin Brock - Restaurant Gary Danko (San Francisco, California)
4. Roberto Caporuscio - Keste Pizza and Vino (New York, New York)
5. Gabriel Thompson – l'artusi (New York, New York)
What new names in the kitchen are you excited about? Put them on our radar in the comments below.
Is there someone you'd like to see in the hot seat? Let us know in the comments below and if we agree, we'll do our best to chase 'em down.