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12/22/2014 10:34 EST

The 6 Chefs Who Helped Define Food In 2014

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22: Chef Roy Choi at the All-Star Chef Classic - Grill And Chill Presented By dineLA And Stella Artois at L.A. LIVE on March 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for AEG)

For gaining the world’s attention, leaving behind legacies, and opening up important dialogue on the state of consumption -- and production -- of food today, here’s a selection of chefs that made their mark in 2014:

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