Chefs to Watch 2017: Andrew Bachelier, Campfire, Carlsbad, Calif.

Chandra Ram

The pre-opening buzz around Campfire was mostly about the restaurant’s design; the restaurant is built around a Quonset WWII-era metal hut salvaged from nearby Camp Pendelton, the outdoor area features a teepee and the kitchen boasts a custom-built 12-foot wood-burning hearth. But what Andrew Bachelier does with that hearth is even more interesting than the trappings around it. His food is creative and fearless, combining his experience...