Rising Stars Working in a kitchen is hard, dirty work. It’s certainly not ladylike, and I love every moment,” says Jamie Zelko, the executive chef of Lancaster Bistro in Houston. As the city’s youngest female executive chef, the 27-year-old is not afraid to tackle any kitchen job, including one as a fry cook at Brennan’s of Houston while seeking a culinary degree from the Art Institute of Houston. Zelko graduated with honors, but not before winning several culinary scholarships that took ...

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