Best working chef in boston.
No star chefs who is the best you see on line with his team. Lets see what boston thinks.
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.
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.
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).
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