Even in a city obsessed with youthfulness, the finalists on our list of L.A.'s 30 most important restaurant-world up-and-comers under 30 stand tall. These youthful culinarians bring a fresh approach to their various jobs. Note how many began working in food and hospitality in their teens -- what we have here isn't so much a career as a calling. Click through the slideshow below to meet the future stars of the industry, and be sure to let us know what you think of their restaurants by voting in the LA Restaurants Survey, happening now.
30 Under 30: LA's Hottest Up-and-Comers
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