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Chef at Old City Restaurant ‘Fork’ Gets National Magazine Honor

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(Chef Eli Kulp, standing outside Fork restaurant, on Market Street.   Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

(Chef Eli Kulp, standing outside Fork restaurant, on Market Street. Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

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By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia chef is being recognized in a national magazine.

Chef Eli Kulp of Fork restaurant, at Third and Market Streets in Old City, has been named one of the best chefs in the country by Food & Wine magazine.

“Yeah, they call it Food & Wine ‘best new chef,’ which is a bit of a misnomer,” Kulp tells KYW Newsradio, “because typically you’ve had to been a chef for a little while.  But I believe their criteria is under five years operating as an executive chef of a restaurant.”

And he says this is a huge accomplishment for the entire city of Philadelphia.

“I think when people come into town, they’re gonna read that magazine.  Not only are they going to come here to this restaurant, but they’re going to hear about other restaurants that are doing really well. We have some great chefs in this town, doing some great things, right now,” Kulp says.

And even Mayor Nutter thinks so.  He is presenting Kulp with a proclamation.

“I think he’s also very excited,” Kulp says, “the fact that Philadelphia continues to be recognized, and he’s on the bandwagon. He’s on the team!”

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