2011 Chicago Rising Stars

2011 Chicago Rising Stars
  • Gala and Awards Ceremony

    Monday, May 23, 2011

    7pm-10pm
    VIP Reception at 6pm

    Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
    200 North Columbus Drive
    Chicago IL 60613

    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 and around town. All dishes are paired with ultra-premium wines selected by the Rising Star Sommelier.

    Tickets: $125 per person; $175 VIP admission which includes private reception, tasting preview, Champagne and Petrossian caviar.

  • CHEFS

    Jimmy Bannos Jr. | The Purple Pig

    Curtis Duffy | Avenues at the Peninsula Hotel

    Dirk Flanigan | Henri and The Gage

    Stephanie Izard | Girl & the Goat

    Chris Pandel | The Bristol

    Shin Thompson | Bonsoirée

    Andrew Zimmerman | Sepia

    PASTRY CHEFS

    Patrick Fahy | Blackbird

    Jimmy MacMillan | Cathedral Hall at the University Club of Chicago

    HOTEL PASTRY CHEF

    Meg Galus | Café des Architectes at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

    COMMUNITY CHEF

    Ryan Poli | Tavernita

    SUSTAINABILITY CHEF

    Geoff Rhyne | SugarToad at Hotel Arista

    CONCEPT CHEF

    Jared Van Camp | Old Town Social

    RESTAURATEURS

    Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz | Boka Restaurant Group

    MIXOLOGIST

    Paul McGee | The Whistler

    SOMMELIERS

    Rachael Lowe | Sixteen at Trump International Hotel & Tower

    Michael McAvena | The Publican

    HOST CHEFS

    Brad Parsons | Fairmont

    Beverly Kim Clark | Aria

    Brad Parsons | Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

    Beverly Kim-Clark | Aria Restaurant at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

  • Honorees Dinner

    May 22, 2010

    This is a private event—invitation only

  • "How to Make it" Rising Stars Chefs’ Panel

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    12 - 2 p.m.

    Le Cordon Bleu
    361 West Chestnut Street
    Room 207
    Tuesday, May 24

    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 discuss the challenges and rewards of the industry.

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  • Industry-Only Afterparty

    Get your grub and drink on at the StarChefs.com Afterparty
    Hosted by Chris Freeman and Jared Van Camp

    Monday, May 23, 2011
    10:30 pm

    Old Town Social
    455 West North Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60610

    Complimentary sponsored beverages 10:30 pm - 12:30 am
    Open to food industry professionals only!

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  • Giving Back

    Common Threads Logo

    StarChefs.com is pleased to donate a portion of the Gala proceeds to Common Threads, whose mission is to teach children from low-income families to cook wholesome and affordable meals through hands-on cooking classes in schools. Common Threads educates children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and fosters an appreciation for cultural diversity through cooking. Through the simple process of preparing and sharing a nutritious meal, children who participate in Common Threads’ programs learn to connect with their bodies, neighbors and the world in bite-sized lessons.