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Jun 3, 2009 05:51 PM

Best working chef in boston.

No star chefs who is the best you see on line with his team. Lets see what boston thinks.

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  1. I am sure that I am going to spell this wrong but I believe it is Jamie Bissonet @ Toro.

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    1. re: ChickenBrocandZiti

      Gabriel Bremer Salts Always there , totally self effacing and a master at his craft

    2. Best will never be agreed upon. However last Saturday (as always) Gordon Hammersley was leading the charge in his open kiitchen. In the dozens of times I have dined there over the years I can remember maybe 2 occasions when he wasn't there sporting his trademark Sox cap. His dedication is reflected in the consistency of Hammersely's food.

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      1. re: Gabatta

        I am going to have to go with Jaime. He is a man of incredible endurance and is always in the kitchen at Toro where they are consistently as busy as any restaurant in Boston. Tony Maws would have to get nod here as well, but with his constant postings looking for new line cooks and sous chefs, one has to wonder how great he is to work for on a day in day out basis. Dave Punch consistently gets rave reviews from his cooks who all seem impassioned to go to work every day. Just a few thoughts from another working chef in the city.

        1. re: iloveporkbelly

          Dave Punch gets my vote, with Barry Maiden just barely trailing.

      2. Can't be certain, but I think these chefs are there most every night, and I'm a fan of their food: Bissonnette, Bremer, Hamersley, Zamir Kociaj, David Punch (at one place or the other), Jason Bond, Anthony Susi, David Fitzgerald, Will Gilson, Jason Santos, Mark Romano, Scott Hebert, Dante de Magistris (at one place or the other).

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          Would like to add William Kovel at Aujourd'hui and Zhang Wenxue at Fuloon.

          1. re: lipoff

            And, I would like to add Jay Murray, Grille 23.

          2. re: MC Slim JB

            NIce props for David Fitzgerald. I'll go with him.

          3. I'd say Krista Kranyak with her Ten Tables locations. I always see her working at both locations.

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            1. re: CreativeFoodie42

              Krista's FOH, though, right?

              My vote is for David Punch and Wil Gilson.

            2. If y'all could include the restaurant where these various folks work, would be really helpful.

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              1. re: Bob Dobalina

                Jamie Bissonnette -- Toro
                Gabriel Bremer -- Salts
                Gordon Hamersley -- Hamersley's Bistro
                Zamir Kociaj -- Trattoria Toscana
                David Punch -- the Ten Tableses
                Jason Bond -- Beacon Hill Bistro
                Anthony Susi -- Sage
                David Fitzgerald -- Ecco
                Wil Gilson -- Garden at the Cellar
                Jason Santos -- Gargoyles on the Square
                Mark Romano -- Highland Kitchen
                Scott Hebert -- Troquet
                Dante de Magistris -- Dante, Il Casale


                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  Thanks! Reminds me I need to get over to Eastie for Ecco again real soon.