Press Release: Best Chefs America

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PALM SPRINGS, CA– April 5, 2013:  Chef Johannes Bacher, of Johannes Restaurant, has been honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America. This is the first-ever peer review guide of U.S. chefs, who were chosen after extensive interviews between their fellow chefs and Best Chefs America analysts. Chef Bacher has been showcased in the informative and exquisitely produced 386-page coffee table book that was released on March 1, 2013. 

“I am thrilled to be nominated by my peers and included in Best Chefs America,” states Chef Bacher.  “This recognition is truly an honor and gives me yet another reason to be appreciative of my fellow professionals and chosen profession.”

“Chefs themselves truly understand what it takes to be successful in this competitive industry, and Best Chefs America offers them a forum to express their views,” states Elizabeth Fishburne, Best Chefs America Lead Analyst. “Based on the overwhelmingly positive response from more than 5,000 participating chefs, it is clear that the chef world was ready for us.” 

About Chef Bacher, Johannes Restaurant

Johannes is known as the “Eclectic Chef”. Experience Award-winning, Inventive Euro-Austrian Cuisine from Creative Chef Johannes Bacher.  His many years of experience traveling the world have contributed to the vision for his restaurant.  His subtle, creative dishes are exciting and his cosmopolitan menu shows off Chef Bacher’s Austrian roots.  As his guest you will delight in his eclectic and delicious menu selections, extensive wine list both European and American and his impeccable service.

Johannes is open 7 days a week at 5 PM. Enjoy private events in one or more of their rooms, patio dining for balmy desert nights or you can relax at the bar if you prefer a more relaxed dining experience. Whatever you choose your experience will be one of the best in Palm Springs. Located at 196 Indian Canyon Drive – for reservations call (760) 778-0017, follow us on Facebook  and Twitter,  or make reservations through Open Table. 

About Best Chefs America

Best Chefs America is the ultimate chef’s guide to chefs. Analysts conducted more than 5,000 confidential telephone interviews with chefs who were nominated by other chefs, culinary professionals and food enthusiasts across the country. The interviews consisted of a series of proprietary questions, and software was used to aggregate the data.  Chefs earning the highest scores among their peers in their region were included in the guide. The results were compiled into a 386-page coffee table book, complete with chef listings broken down both geographically and alphabetically. Best Chefs America also features stunning photography and highlights emerging culinary trends and ingredients uncovered during the interviews. “Chefs know best,” states Bill Blalock, chairman and chief executive officer, Best Chefs America, LLC. “They are very aware of who is consistently at the top of their game and making strides in the industry. We are so pleased with the initial response and congratulate those honored in the guide.”