Chefs to Watch 2014: Greg Vernick, Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia

Joy Manning

It can be hard to stand out in Philadelphia’s ever-growing dining scene. That’s one reason that chef Greg Vernick spent two years surveying the market before opening the doors to his dining room, Vernick Food & Drink.

A veteran of the Jean-Georges restaurant group, Vernick brought unusual training to his role as chef/owner: His last job with Vongerichten was on a task force...