14: Josh Hebert

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Nikki Buchanan
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creatives on Jackalope Ranch.

Today: A guy who's been very popular with his fellow Tastemakers.

Tastemaker 14: Josh Hebert

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Joshua Hebert grew up cooking in Phoenix until the age of 21, at which point he moved to San Francisco. He accidentally ended up in Tokyo at the Miyako Hotel after four years in San Francisco, where he cooked for a year. Upon his return to town, he headed up several kitchens until finally opening POSH on New Year's Eve 2008.

I arrived in Phoenix with... if I remember correctly I was six or seven, so a shoebox full of baseball cards, a catchers mitt, and a sweet BMX bike.

If I was sitting down to dinner for six, my five dream dining companions would be... considering it says "Dream Companions"; the creator of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons, I'm pretty sure he would be really funny; Cindy Crawford (circa 1991...shows my age doesn't it?); Ryan Adams, from the Cardinals...after all, we are gonna need some music; Jello Biafra, former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys, cause his rhetoric on American History is extreme - and extremely entertaining; and Warren Buffet because he's a genius.

One place everyone who comes to Phoenix must eat is... all of my friends from out of town always want to eat at Bianco or Richardsons.........so one of those two.

One menu item this city could do without is...farmed salmon. Just had a rousing conversation with a few friends out about how bad farmed salmon is.

My last meal in Phoenix would be... big pot-luck with each my chef buddies all providing a dish, and will include all of my favorite employees and clients...several of whom are on this list too.

The Tastemakers so far:
100: Tracy Dempsey
99: Craig DeMarco
98: Lara Mulchay
97: M.J. Coe
96: Betty Alatorre de Hong
95: Eric Schaefer
94: Hanna Gabrielsson
93: Shinji Kurita
92: Silvana Salcido Esparza
91: Mike Pitt
90: Christina Barrueta
89: Christopher Gross
88: Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung
87: DJ Fernandes
86: Cullen Campbell
85: Chris Lee
84. Gwen Ashley Walters
83: Tony Morales
82: Lylah Ledner
81: Andrea White
80: Lori Hashimoto
79. Mrs. White
78: Eugenia Theodosopolous
77: Lou & Lovey Borenstein
76: Anthony Patafio
75: Carl Seacat
74: Sacha Levine
73: Sharon Salomon
72: Johnny Chu
71: Susie Timm
70: Jason Silberschlag
69: Gina Miller
68: Cindy Gentry
67: Amy Binkley
66: Dave Anderson
65: Mark Tarbell
64: Marianne Belardi
63: Audrey Lasalle
62: Brandon Gauthier
61: Brad and Kat Moore
60: Denise Clayton
59: Nobuo Fukuda
58: Richie Moe
57: Robin Trick
56: Alberto Della Casa and Letizia de Lucia
55: Farah Khalid
54: Dave Andrea
53: Vincent Guerithault
52: Danielle Leoni
51: Stan Zawatski
50: Maya Dailey
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48: Lisa Reinhardt
47: Isam Saed
46: Greg Peterson
45: Marco Bianco
44: Mark Fratu
43: Wendell Crow
42. Barb Harris
41: Michael Perry
40: Jeff Kraus
39: Ryan Avery
38: Charleen Badman
37: Damon Brasch
36: Dwayne Allen
35: Jason Asher
34: Pamela Hamilton
33: Victoria Chavez
32: Giovanni Scorzo
31: Tim Wilson
30: Travis Nass
29: Jason Alford
28: Clint Spotleson
27: Daniel Wayne
26: Korina Adkins
25: Carla Wade Logan
24: Jeff Zimmerman
23: Gabriele Bertaccini
22: Claudio Urciuoli
21: Peter DeRuvo
20: Natalie Morris
19: Eliot Wexler
18: Sam Fox
17: Bryan Dooley
16: Bernie Kantak
15: Jim Cerreta Sr.

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Posh Improvisational Cuisine

7167 E. Rancho Vista Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

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