"I wanted to thank you for a great week in Charleston, SC for the Rising Star Chefs Gala. It is a true honor to be selected by you and your team as a Rising Star Chef, and I am esteemed to be part of such a highly regarded group of chefs.
Your team did an outstanding job with the Gala and to speak for myself and my other Asheville colleagues, we had a blast!"
- William S. Dissen, The Market Place Restaurant
"What a great event! You and your team did a flawless job at making it such a cool, special night. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of it!"
- Caitlin Mateo, Chef de Cuisine, Square 1682
""…The Gala was one of the best tasting events I have been to in the city [Philadelphia]. The dishes and pairings were fabulous…""
Laura Price, Public Relations Director, Quaker City Mercantile
"Events like these where we can all connect and spend quality time is priceless. Kudos to Antoinette and the StarChefs.com team for such a great time. Looking forward to our reunion and future visits from anyone coming to Maui."
Chef Jojo Vasquez, The Plantation House
"It was great to meet up with old friends and making new friends. It is truly an honor to be a part of such a great group of people. Thank you once again and look forward to doing many events in the future"
Chef Wade Ueoka, Alan Wong’s
"Mahalo nui for getting together a bunch of men and women that never have the time but always have the desire. Being on islands, while it provides us an incredible, diverse, bounty of product, there's a little challenge of an ocean that separates us. So mahalo for plying us with Vita-Preps (Neman's Little Red Riding Hood Bar Boss is cute,) hotel Rooms, killer food, company and an after-party to remember at a butcher shop!"
Chef Mark Noguchi, Pili Hawaii
"Mark, my colleague, and I enjoyed a fantastic event held by StarChefs last night at Halekulani. Both of us really enjoyed tasteful dishes prepared by young chefs in Hawaii and also good wines. Abalone cooked by Chef Chai was one of my favorite dishes."
Shingo Ochi, Big Island Abalone Corp., Honolulu
"Antoinette/Will, thank you for the extremely kind words. I did not foresee this boost in morale, unity, and respect that your visit would bring to our industry. For that we are all in your debt. Mahalo nui."
Chef Ed Kenney, Town and Uptown Catering
"Thank you so much. I never thought this would happen. New meaning to surreal. I appreciate what you and your team have done for me and Hawaii. Your support and belief that we can be great is a driving force for our future success."
Chef Andrew Le, The Pig and The Lady
"Thank you for bringing such a great event to Hawaii. It’s so important to the culinary scene in our state to have our chefs recognized by such an organization as StarChefs. It was a pleasure to work with all of you. I know our staff had a really great time at the Honorees Dinner and the Gala Dinner."
Nicole Ng, Marketing Manager, Alan Wong’s
"Thank you so much for supporting our local chefs, as they are the lifeblood of Hawaii's culinary future."
Warren Shon, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine and Spirits of Hawaii