's chef and owner Sonja Finn has been named a "top 40 chef under 40" by the Mother Nature Network. The chefs in this list were honored for not just their food, but also for their commitment to sustainability. Other big names include Jose Garces (the newest Iron Chef
), Kevin Gillespie (a top-performing contestant on this season of Bravo's Top Chef
) and the assistant chef at the White House.
Dinette's Finn made the No. 10 spot on the list of 40.
Finn started as a prep cook and garde manger at Baum Vivant in Pittsburgh., worked at restaurants across the country, and returned to Pittsburgh in April 2008 to work on her own pizza-and-wine place, Dinette, which opened in East Liberty in October of that year.
Dinette embraces sustainability through recycling, energy-efficient appliances and local, seasonal, organic ingredients. Also, employees are paid a living wage and are eligible for health insurance benefits.
Click here to read the complete Mother Nature Network article.
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