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   StarChefs.com 2008 Chicago Rising Stars:
Kendal Duque | Sepia
Tim Graham | Tru
Bill Kim | Le Lan
Christopher Nugent | Les Nomades
Michael Sheerin | Blackbird
Giuseppe Tentori | Boka
Hotel Chef Award: Kristine Subido | Wave
Restaurateur Award: Shawn McClain | Spring, Green Zebra, Custom House
Pastry Chef Elissa Narow | Custom House and Spring
Pastry Chef Tim Dahl | Blackbird and Avec
Sommelier Josh Kaplan | MK
Mixologist John Kinder | MK
Host Chef Frank Brunacci | Sixteen at the Trump International Hotel
Mentor Award: Chef Charlie Trotter | Charlie Trotter’s, Trotter’s To Go, and Restaurant Charlie

The StarChefs Rising Stars Revue™

Monday, May 19, 2008
6:00pm 7:00pm VIP Reception
7:00pm 9:30pm Gala Tasting

Trump International Hotel and Tower

401 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611


'How to Make It' Chef Panel

Tuesday May 20th, 2008
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago

361 West Chestnut
Chicago, IL 60610

Featuring the Rising Star Chefs and Pastry Chefs, this seminar gives chefs, cooks, and culinary students the opportunity to learn how to advance their careers and to discuss the challenges and rewards of the industry.

Register for Panel

Honorees Dinner

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
Aigre Doux
230 West Kinzie St.
Chicago, Illinois 60610
This is a private event – invitation only

Gala and Awards Ceremony

Monday, May 19, 2008
Trump International Hotel and Tower
401 N Wabash Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611

Glimpse the future of Chicago dining at our tasting gala and awards ceremony. Enjoy high-concept food from up-and-coming culinary stars from the top restaurants in town. All dishes are paired with ultra-premium wines selected by the Rising Star Sommelier.

Tickets: $150 per person; $200 VIP admission includes a private pre-event reception with vintage Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or Champagne and caviar, plus early entrance to the gala.


Industry-Only Afterparty

Monday, May 19th, 2008
10:30 pm – 2:30 am


465 East Illinois
Chicago, IL 60611

Complimentary Sponsored cocktails
Open to food industry professionals only!

After Party