Meet Long Island's all-star chefs, Class of 2014

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Chefs, clockwise from lower left, Roberto Baez of

Chefs, clockwise from lower left, Roberto Baez of Morning Rose Cafe in Bellmore, Steve Gallagher of The Trattoria in St. James, Jay Jadeja of West East All-Natural Bistro & Wine Bar in Hicksville, Chuck Treadwell of Market Bistro in Jericho, Ralph Perrazzo of BBD's in Rocky Point, Steven Scalesse of Tullulah's in Bay Shore, Ben Durham of Prime in Huntington, Jimmy Lian of Arata Sushi in Syosset, Heather West of Schafer's of Port Jefferson, Kwaku Boah of Lola in Great Neck and Nicole Roarke of J.A. Heneghan's Tavern in Point Lookout. (Not pictured is Lia Fallon of The Riverhead Project.) Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

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The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.

Ever wondered what a chef eats when nobody's looking? Or where local chefs like to go for a slice of pizza? Find out what Newsday's 12 All Star chefs, Class of 2014, have to say and watch videos of them in their restaurants here.

And just who are these chefs? Movers and shakers elevating the Long Island dining scene and putting their mark on innovative dishes and dining experiences.

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To read a full Q & A session with each, click here.

Then, on Fridays for the next 12 weeks, grab a copy of Explore LI and read all about them.

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