Saturday, February 20, 2010

Top Chef Masters 2 - Meet Maria Hines

The 2009 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef: Northwest, Maria Hines sharpened her culinary skills at reputable restaurants from coast-to-coast before becoming a sensation as executive chef of Earth & Ocean in Seattle in 2003.

Named one of Food & Wine magazine’s best chefs in 2005, the Ohio native truly established herself as a national dining force when she opened her certified organic restaurant Tilth, which features New American cuisine. Only the second restaurant in the country to receive the Oregon Tilth organic certification, The New York Times named Tilth one of the top 10 best new restaurants in the country in 2008.