Lizotte, a Connecticut native, has been executive chef of ON20 in Hartford since 2012. The People’s Best New Chef, an extension of the Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs award, honors talented up- and-coming innovators who have run their own kitchens for less than five years. The public will determine The People’s Best New Chef winner via online vote on foodandwine.com/the-peoples-bnc continuing through 5pm EDT on Monday, March 31.
“I’m honored that Food & Wine included me in this roster of talented chefs nationwide and thrilled at the opportunity to possibly bring this award to ON20, to Hartford, and to Connecticut,” says Lizotte.
Lizotte, a Connecticut native and Hartford resident, trained at various restaurants in New York and France before joining ON20 and being named Executive Chef in 2012. In the time since, he has been recognized as the state’s Best New Chef by Connecticut Magazine and one of the Hartford region’s most influential chefs by Hartford Magazine.