Eater has sifted through hundreds of nominations for the Young Guns class of 2016 and boiled the crew down to 48 semifinalists from across the nation. Gunshow sous chef Spencer Gomez is one of the two Atlanta representatives on the list, and Gunshow executive chef Joey Ward could not be more proud of the 28-year-old Gomez. Ward describes this kitchen dude team member as a “natural leader who demonstrates the kitchen talents, skills and composure of someone twice his age.” He furthers, “Gunshow would not exist in its current level of execution without Spencer.” Eater’s annual class of Young Guns celebrates exceptional new culinary talent in the 30-and-under crowd with fewer than five years experience. Eater will announce its 2016 Eater Young Guns winners on June 28. Congratulations, Spencer! We’re pulling for you more than smoked pork at a Terminus City barbecue.