451CLIENT: Catalyst Restaurant
The People’s Best New Chef: New England
LOCATION: Cambridge, MA
WHY HE’S AMAZING: Because he’s using his impressive culinary pedigree to make elevated and honest comfort food.
CULINARY SCHOOL: Southern New Hampshire University (South Hooksett, NH)
BACKGROUND: Aujourd’hui, Radius (Boston); Orrery (London); Jardinière (San Francisco)
MUST-TRY DISH: Garganelli with chicken oysters, bacon and black truffle butter.
CURRENT OBSESSION: His rotisserie, which he uses for ultrajuicy chicken.
FAVORITE NONWORK ACTIVITIES: Kovel goes fishing for local sole. “If I don’t come home with a fish, I’m not disappointed. I believe in letting my future kids and their kids enjoy fish.”