About Us

StarChefs has supported the restaurant industry since 1995 and serves as an essential resource and platform for restaurant professionals, as well as a backstage pass for food-savvy consumers. StarChefs’ original content is driven by in-person tastings and interviews across the world, and its mission is to catalyze culinary professionals’ success and give them tools to overcome specific challenges. Now in its 12th year, StarChefs hosts the annual International Chefs Congress, an industry-only symposium featuring the world’s preeminent culinary talent. Through its Rising Stars Awards and quarterly Rising Stars magazine, StarChefs has recognized up-and-coming industry professionals in four markets each year since 2003. StarChefs.com features top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, and artisans in more than 35,000 published pages of original, industry-focused content, generates over 4 million page views annually, and was nominated for “Best Web Site” by the James Beard Foundation. The site also connects hospitality professionals to careers in foodservice through the industry’s leading job board, StarChefs JobFinder

Staff

Antoinette Bruno CEO and Editor-in-Chief (email)
Will Blunt Managing Editor (email)
Evan Leventhal Director of Marketing (email)
Leah Hammerman Associate Marketing Manager
Nicole Borden Associate Marketing Manager
Caroline Hatchett Editor (email)
Sean Kenniff Associate Editor (email)
D. J. Costantino Editorial Assistant (email)
Zachary Yindra Editorial Intern
Danielle Powell PR & Social Media Associate (email)
Kate Simpson Congress Director
Julia Finley Chef Wrangler
Julia Abanavas Culinary Ambassador (email)
Tessa Hutchcroft Photography Editor
Beth Moeur Designer & Illustrator
Bruno Ignatius Nicholson Canine Mascot

Founders

Bob Giraldi
Phil Suarez
Patricia Greaney
Fern Berman

Advisory Board Members

José Andrés
Daniel Boulud
Iacopo Falai
Traci Des Jardin
Wylie Dufresne
Elizabeth Falkner
Todd Gray
Johnny Iuzzini
Mourad Lahlou
Paul Liebrandt
Ken Oringer
Marcus Samuelsson
Audrey Saunders
Norman Van Aken
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Sam Mason