Got a dream in your heart and an itchy Twitter finger? You could win two tickets to tomorrow night's Food & Wine Best New Chefs party in New York City. No, seriously – it happens.
Way back in '09, when Ms. Sarah LeTrent was a college senior, she followed Food & Wine's Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin (@fwscout) as she Tweeted clues to that year's inductees (they're revealed at the party) and had more correct than anyone else. She won the tickets, flew her Tarheel carcass to New York and walked on up to Kat Kinsman, who had Tweeted as @slashfood that she'd be wearing a green and black dress, should anyone care to say hello.
A friendship was born, Sarah was subsequently hired to work at AOL Food and Slashfood as an intern, then contractor. When Kat left to start Eatocracy, Sarah came right along.
So - we're not saying that entering the contest is gonna score you an editorial gig at a food website, but if you win, you'll at least get to bask in the taste delights of past Best New Chef winners Tom Colicchio, Missy Robbins, Michael Anthony and others, as well as Top Chef Season 7 winner Kevin Sbraga - all of whom will be cooking at the party. Sounds like a pretty delicious opportunity to us.
And if you win, come say hi, yourself! Follow Kat and Sarah or both of them as @eatocracy on Twitter and they'll share their last second wardrobe identifying details.
Follow hashtag #bestnewchef11 and Dana Cowin on Twitter for more details and previously issued clues and read more about Food & Wine's Best New Chefs.
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Ahhhhh So, Eatocracy spun off from AOL. Now I get it. Now I see why it reads like commercials or infomercials with useless "useful information". Now I see why it is so, so, gag me with a spoon more often than not. It reeks of AOLism.
Good by Eatocracy. Even the name is snobby.
.... and yet here YOU are ..... p!ss off if you don't like it in our sandbox.
I understand there's plenty of room over at Fox. Sarah P is waiting for YOU!
Says someone who can't even spell "goodbye"...buh bye
Really? I see many people that use these applications that have very fullfilling lives, unlike you trolling the blogs to make nasty comments. Personally, I don't use Twitter, but wish I did just for this contest!! I would love to go to the event. Suggestions?
Facebook and Twitter are for people with no lives.
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