Earlier this week Eater revealed the list of 50 Eater Young Guns finalists and you met New York sous chef Danny Wang of Annisa, via a recommendation from his boss Anita Lo. Today, Boulder chef and restaurateur Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson supports Chris Donato, General Manager at Pizzeria Locale. Mackinnon-Patterson shares the story of how Donato landed a job at Frasca Food and Wine before climbing to the GM position at Pizzeria Locale. It turns out he worked his way up from cleaning ovens and expediting to his current position, where he continues to learn every facet of the restaurant — even making pizzas in the back of the house. Hop over to Eater National to read Mackinnon-Patterson's letter of recommendation.
In coming weeks, you'll hear support for many of the 50 #EYG12 candidates, and on June 25th, we'll reveal the 2012 class of Eater Young Guns.