NEW YORK Restaurant chains shared equal ground with fine dining during a Culinary Institute of America event last night, with the Harvard of culinary schools giving the first round of a newly created award to Norman Brinker, the founder of Steak and Ale and a trailblazer for casual dining; Thomas Keller, chef-owner of the famed Per Se and French Laundry restaurants; Steve Ells, founder of the Chipotle Mexican Grill fast-casual chain; and Jonathan Benno, the chef of Per Se. In ...

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