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Ravi Kapur      

Hawaiian-born Chef; 2016 Food & Wine Best New Chef

Where: Liholiho Yacht Club, San Francisco 871 Sutter St.; 415-440-5446; liholihoyachtclub.com

Why Kapur is amazing: The Hawaiian-born chef has created a frenzy for the food of his home state, serving exuberant dishes like tuna poke with sesame oil and nori crackers, and caviar with furikake brioche.

Résumé: Prospect, Boulevard, San Francisco; Coyote Café, The Compound, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Quintessential dish: Steamed beef tongue buns with poppy seed

How Liholiho got its start: As a pop-up in Kapur’s house. Three years later, he opened his restaurant

Where the restaurant name comes from: The Maui street where Kapur’s uncle lives. The place is an homage to the beach parties his uncle would cater.

Restaurant motto: "Get Jag," an island term for "party on"

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