Yep, he's come a long way since slicing his hand open with a beer bottle while in cooking school. Chris Coombs ends the year on a high note: The 28-year-old chef, soon to open Boston Chops in the South End with business partner Brian Piccini, has been named one of Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30. The Deuxave chef is in good company (begin embellishing your LinkedIn profile now).
Other youngens on their Food list: Rae Cohen Bernamoff of New York City's game-changing deli Mile End, Modernist Cuisine research director Scott Heimendinger, and Village Voice critic Tejal Rao. Congratulations, Sir Coombs! [Forbes, Earlier]