12 rising female chefs you should know

From pastry powerhouse to vegetable virtuoso, these women are approaching the top of the culinary world.

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Katie Button, Cúrate, Asheville

Katie Button trained under Ferran Adrià at elBulli in Spain, a restaurant once lauded as “the most imaginative generator of haute cuisine on the planet,” not to mention restaurant superstars José Andrés and Johnny Iuzzini of Jean-Gorges. She moved to Asheville, N.C., to help her mother open her restaurant. Six months later, she opened her own restaurant, Cúrate, and later Nightbell.

She was named one of Food & Wine's best new chefs and has been a semifinalist for a James Beard Rising Star Chef Award. Her cookbook, based on the menu at Cúrate, is focused on seasonal, product-driven recipes for home chefs.

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