Best Chef

As Executive Chef at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse (4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire), Shawn Wamsley creates upscale and delicious offerings for dinner guests. He has credentials through the Culinary Institute of America and also conducts Master Classes at Johnny’s to share his culinary knowledge with the community. Jason Shafer keeps things spicy by concocting delicious Cajun-inspired dishes at Stella Blues (306 E. Madison St., Eau Claire). Co-owning the Sheeley House Saloon (236 W River St., Chippewa Falls) with his wife, Jessica, Brian Jensen creates unique dishes with fresh, local ingredients in the 19th-century historical building. – Briana Novacek