It’s hard to know when Flinn has the time to do everything. Of course, there’s the restaurant, a consistent star in the Halifax fine dining firmament, year after year, offering the best in fresh, locally sourced food. Then there’s his burgeoning career as an author---he’s had a new book every fall for the past three years, starting in 2008 with Fresh & Local: Straight from Canadian farms to your table, followed by Fresh Canadian Bistro: Top Canadian chefs share their favourite recipes in 2009 and then last year, Fresh & Frugal: Easy and affordable recipes for market-fresh local food. Good news for his fans: You can take Flinn’s recipes home anytime.
First Runner-up: Ray Bear Second Runner-up: Dennis Johnston