Raleigh, N.C., chef and restaurateur Ashley Christensen received the 2017 Chef of the Year title from Eater, which praised Christensen's emphasis on community values. "When you come in our kitchen or our dining room, we expect you to respect the things that we respect," she said of the expectations she has of guest chefs and other partners, "because we believe that you will be an influential figure in the lives of our cooks and our servers."
Eater names N.C.'s Ashley Christensen Chef of the Year
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