LENOX -- Bjorn Somlo, the chef owner of Nudel Restaurant, is one of 100 chefs who have been nominated for the People’s Chef Award by Food & Wine Magazine.

This is the third time Somlo has been nominated for this award.

Somlo opened Nudel in August 2009. He has also been nominated once for Rising Star Chef and three times for Best Chef: Northeast by the James Beard Foundation.

Voting for the People’s Chef Award is conducted online at foodandwine.com/the peoples-bnc. It will continue until 5 p.m. on Monday, March 31.

The field consists of 10 chefs who are located in each of 10 regions across America. Somlo has been nominated in the New England region.

Chefs with the most votes in each region will be named finalists. The chef who receives the most overall votes will be named The People’s Best New Chef. The winner will be revealed online at foodandwine.com on Wednesday, April 2. The winner will also be featured in the July issue of Food & Wine.



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