Chef Ricardo Zarate's Office Bag Lunch

Photograph by Michael Harian Turkell for Bloomberg Businessweek

One of Food & Wine’s best new chefs in 2011, Ricardo Zarate brought Peruvian food new fans. This year, his restaurant Picca, which opened a year ago, was named one of GQ’s best new restaurants in America and also one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot Tables. His fancy food-court eatery Mo-Chica in Los Angeles, launched in 2009, reopened in a new location in early June as a sit-down restaurant.

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