Long Island's all-star chefs: 12 to know


To help you get to know the people behind some of LI's best restaurants, Newsday food writers Joan Reminick and Erica Marcus selected a dozen chefs notable for animating the local dining scene at J.A. Heneghan's, Lola, The Riverhead Project, Prime and more. All 12 serve up new attitudes and ideas, and here they dish on everything from their favorite eateries to craziest customer requests.

Nicole Roarke Jay Jadeja Ralph Perrazzo Jimmy Lian Lia Fallon Ben Durham Kwaku Boah Steven Scalesse Roberto Baez Heather West Chuck Treadwell Steve Gallagher

Project contributors: Polly Higgins, Alejandra Villa and Matthew Cassella.

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