Rising Stars Press Kit

The StarChefs Rising Stars Revue™ showcases up-and-coming chefs who have been chosen by StarChefs as Rising Stars. All of the Rising Stars participating in the Revue are featured on StarChefs.com. They were recommended for selection by the StarChefs Advisory Board, which is made up of over 20 of the country’s most influential chefs. Final choices were made by StarChefs’ editorial team. Ultimately, creativity, ambition, exquisite presentation and, most importantly, delicious food won each chef the designation of StarChefs Rising Star.

I. StarChefs Rising Stars Revue™ Chef Awards in the NEWS

2014: Los Angeles | Coastal New England | Kentucky-Tennessee 
2013: Carolinas |San Francisco Bay Area |New York |Philadelphia 
2012: Austin | New Orleans | Atlanta | Hawaii
2011: Chicago | Houston | New YorkPortland
2010: Washington DC Area | New York | Los Angeles-San Diego | San Fransisco
2009: Seattle | Napa Sonoma | New York | Boston

Rising Stars Press 2003 - 2008

II. Marketing Collateral

Invitation | Postcard | Program | Advertisement | Press Releases


I. StarChefs Rising Stars Revue™ Chef Awards in the News


StarChefs.Com Rising Stars Revue™ - Los Angeles, June 11, 2014
Los Angeles TimesStarChefs.com announces 2014 Los Angeles Rising Stars Awards 

Restaurant industry magazine StarChefs.com announced its 2014 Los Angeles Rising Stars award winners on Wednesday, a list of up-and-coming chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, bartenders and artisans.

StarChefs.Com Rising Stars Revue™ - Coastal New England, April 15, 2014
Rhode Island Monthly LogoThe Dish: Star Chefs Coastal New England Rising Stars 


"Providence is hosting the Star Chefs 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Gala at the Providence Biltmore on April 15 from 5:45–9:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by starchefs.com, will honor up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals across New England." more
East Side Monthly LogoRising Stars Gala Honors New England's Culinary Greats 
April 15, 2014 

"Put your stretchy dress pants on and prepare for a royal Rhode Island feast... We may be a small state, but Rhode Island is a massive purveyor of fine food expertly crafted with care, passion, and creativity."more
Taste Trekkers Logo5 Questions with StarChefs.com CEO, Antoinette Bruno 
April 12, 2014 

"Antoinette Bruno left behind life on Wall Street to pursue a career in food, enrolling in the Chefs’ Program at Ritz Escoffier in Paris and working in kitchens in the South of France." more
WPRI LogoMiso and Harissa Glazed Pork Belly 
April 10, 2014 

"We’re in the kitchen today with Chef Jake Rojas of Tallulah on Thames in Newport, RI. He will be demonstrating how to make Miso and Harissa Glazed Pork Belly, Slow Egg, and Crispy Brussels Sprout Leaves for the Stars Chef Awards!" more
Boston.com Press LogoRising stars in coastal cooking lauded
March 27, 2014 

"Foodies take note: StarChefs.com, a restaurant industry trends magazine, has named its 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Award winners, whom the magazine says 'represent the vanguard of the contemporary American dining scene.'" more
The Valley Breeze LogoNew Harvest Coffee's Lepine wins 2014 Rising Stars Award
March 25, 2014 

"PAWTUCKET - Eric Lepine, a roaster with New Harvest Coffee Roasters in Pawtucket, is a winner of the 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Awards from StarChefs.com." more
Seacoastonline Logo'Rising Stars' of a culinary coast
March 21, 2014 

"StarChefs.com, the award-winning restaurant industry trends magazine, has announced its 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Awards, honoring up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals."more
Seacoastonline LogoLocal chefs receive Coastal New England Rising Stars Awards 
March 20, 2014 

"StarChefs.com, the award-winning restaurant industry trends magazine has announced its 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Awards, honoring up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals." more
Washington Street Eats LogoChef Melissa Denmark Shines as a Rising Star 
March 19, 2014 

April 15, 2014 marks a special day for us here at Gracie’s and Ellie’s. Our friend and pastry chef, Melissa Denmark, will be honored as a Rising Star in the Coastal New England culinary scene. more
Portland Press Herald LogoStarChefs.com chooses 8 Mainers for its 2014 Rising Star Awards 
March 19, 2014 

Eight Maine chefs, food artisans, brewers, roasters and bartenders have won a 2014 Coastal New England Rising Star Award from StarChefs.com, the restaurant industry trends magazine. more
Portsmouth Patch LogoSeacoast Chef Honored as 'Rising Star' 
March 19, 2014 

"Hennessey, 37, has been named a 2014 Coastal New England Rising Star by StarChefs.com, a magazine and website for culinary insiders."more
Rhode Island News LogoCoastal New England Rising Stars Awards to respect RI chefs and artisans
March 19, 2014 

"StarChefs.com, a online grill attention trends magazine, is entrance to Providence to benefaction a 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Awards that includes many Rhode Island chefs and artisans." more
Maine Today LogoMAINE CHEFS HONORED WITH STARCHEFS.COM RISING STAR AWARDS 
March 19, 2014 

"The James Beard Foundation Awards may have ignored Maine this year, but on the heels of that disappointing announcement yesterday, comes some good news from StarChefs.com." more
Providence Business News LogoR.I. chefs make strong showing in 2014 StarChefs regional awards 
March 19, 2014

"PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island chefs snagged 10 of this year’s 27 Coastal New England Rising Stars Awards, according to industry trends magazine StarChefs.com." more
eat drink RI LogoStarChefs.com 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Awards Comes to Providence
March 19, 2014 

"StarChefs.com the award-winning online magazine for culinary insiders, announces its 2014 Kentucky-Tennessee Rising Stars Awards, honoring up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals." more
Providence Journal LogoCoastal New England Rising Stars Awards to honor R.I. chefs and artisans 
March 19, 2014

"StarChefs.com, the online restaurant industry trends magazine, is coming to Providence to present its 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Awards which includes many Rhode Island chefs and artisans."more
StarChefs.Com Rising Stars Revue™ - Kentucky-Tennessee, Feb 25, 2014
WDRB LogoLocal and regional chefs to be honored at StarChefs.com "Rising Stars" gala
February 20, 2014

"StarChefs.com the award-winning online magazine for culinary insiders, announces its 2014 Kentucky-Tennessee Rising Stars Awards, honoring up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals." more
Louisville Com  LogoRising Star Gala to Showcase the Eilte of Regional Food Scene
February 19, 2014

"Sometimes a thank you isn't enough for decadent, luscious, and taste thrilling food." more
Insider Louisville LogoStarChefs Rising Star nods give high praise for Louisville culinary scene
February 13, 2014

"Since nearly every publication, website and news channel creates its own "best of" list, it's not out of the question that some might ignore StarChefs singling out Kentucky and Tennessee for its Rising Star Awards in 2014." more
Whas11 LogoDecca chef's Moroccan spiced sweet potato soup, Star Chefs Gala
February 13, 2014

"Recipes, Tips & More" more
Courier JournalLouisville Restaurant News | StarChefs.com Rising Stars Gala to spotlight local chefs
February 12, 2014

"After scouring Kentucky and Tennessee for the top up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals in the region, StarChefs.com (@Star_Chefs) has selected several locals to be among those honored at a gala at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St." more
Eater LogoStar Chefs, Others Ready For StarChefs Salute
February 11, 2014

"StarChefs.com™, an online magazine for "culinary insiders," will be honoring up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals from the Bluegrass and Volunteer states with its 2014 Kentucky-Tennessee Rising Stars Awards." more
Eater LogoChilly Starry Charleston Night
January 27, 2014

"For its January issue, Starchefs.com turns its starry eyes on Louisville, "a town with an identity all its own and a passionate community of chefs, somms, brewers, roasters, and artisans" and declares "we love Louisville."" more
StarChefs.Com Rising Stars Revue™ - Carolinas, Dec 11, 2013
Sandy LangChilly Starry Charleston Night
December 13, 2013

"Fat saffron spaghettie noodles on a pesto-like mash of dandelion greens. The ultimaate confort-food goodness." more
Charleston SceneRising Stars Gala
December 12, 2013

"StarChefs.com, an online magazine which stages regional parties to recognize “up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals,” found a slew of talented chefs in Asheville, N.C., and Charleston and brought that talent to the Memminger Auditorium for an awards show and tasting gala." more
Charleston City Paper LogoStarchefs.com Rising Stars Gala
December 11, 2013

"Peer into the collective dining future as chefs from both Carolinas come together to celebrate the Rising Star Awards" more
Send 2 Press Newswire logoFearrington House Executive Chef and Wine Director Receive Rising Stars Awards from StarChefs
December 11, 2013

"Fearrington Village announces that Fearrington House Restaurant Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Wine Director Maximillian Kast will showcase their talent and receive their Rising Stars of the Carolinas awards today, at the StarChefs Rising Stars Gala in Charleston, South Carolina. StarChefs is the award-winning online magazine for culinary insiders." more
Charleston SceneRising Stars Gala
December 5, 2013

"StarChefs.com found a slew of talented chefs in Asheville, N.C., and Charleston and is bringing that talent to the HOly City for an awards show and tastin gala" more
Charleston City PaperStarchefs.com Rising Stars Gala
December 4, 2013

"An rewards ceremony kicks off the night..." more
Food & Beverage Magazine LogoChef Justin Burdett’s Upcoming Award Dinners
December, 2013

"Executive Chef Justin Burdett of Ruka’s Table in Highlands N.C. has received a 2013 Carolina Rising Star awards from StarChefs.com, the award-winning online magazine for culinary insiders that honors up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals who represent the vanguard of the contemporary American dining scene." more
The Post And Courier LogoGoat Barbecue at Home Team
November 28, 2013

"Garden & Guns Jubilee festivities this weekend don't include a Friday dinner option, but nearby Fiery Rons Home Team BBQ is hoping to lure event-goers with a collaborative smoking session." more
Charleston SceneStarChefs.com Carolina winners
November 21, 2013

"StarChefs.com an online Magazine that stages regional parties to recognize 'up and coming chefs and culinary professionals' found nearly all of the talent for it's Gala in Asheville and Charleston." more
Charleston City PaperStarchefs.com Honor Rising Stars
November 20, 2013

"We're not the only ones obsessed with Aaron Siegel's Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ." more
Carolina Epicurean LogoStarChefs.com Announces Carolinas 2013 Rising Stars
November 20, 2013

"Congratulations Carolina Chefs!

StarChefs.com™, the award-winning online magazine for culinary insiders, announces its 2013 Carolina Rising Stars Awards honoring up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals who represent the vanguard of the contemporary American dining scene." more
Mountain Xpress LogoWNC dominates StarChefs Awards
November 19, 2013

"I told you so. Two weeks ago, when I wrote about national magazineStarchefs' nominations of more than 30 chefs from Western North Carolina, I wrote I have a feeling..." more
The Post And Courier LogoStarChefs.com Carolinas 2013 Rising Stars Tasting Gala and Awards Ceremony
November 18, 2013

"Enjoy 21 dishes, 21 beverage pairings, and two signature cocktails from some of North and South Carolina's best in the industry." more
Charleston City PaperStarChefs honors the Carolinas' rising stars 
November 18, 2013

"We're not the only ones obsessed with Aaron Siegel's Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ. Star Chefs, an online magazine, has named Fiery Ron's a winning concept..." more
Food & Beverage Magazine LogoSTARCHEFS.COM ANNOUNCES ITS CAROLINAS 2013 RISING STARS AWARD WINNERS
November 13, 2013

"StarChefs.com, the award-winning online magazine for culinary insiders, announces its 2013 Carolina Rising Stars Awards honoring up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals who represent the vanguard of the contemporary American dining scene…" more
Black Mountain News LogoStarChefs honors Asheville restaurant professionals
November 13, 2013

"StarChefs.com, an online magazine for culinary insiders, announced today its 2013 Carolina Rising Stars Awards — and Asheville scored big." more
Ashvegas LogoStarchefs.com Lists 11 Asheville Area Rising Stars on list of 28 In North And South Carolina
November 12, 2013

"Starchefs.com, which bills itself as the magazine for culinary insiders, just published its list of 2013 rising stars in the Carolinas and why they shine." more
The Post And Courier LogoStarChefs.com Assembles Carolina Culinary Talent for Awards Gala
November 12, 2013

"StarChefs.com found nearly all of the talent for its Carolina Rising Stars gala in Asheville and Charleston: The cities are home to eight of the 11 chefs participating in a Dec. 11 tasting at Memminger Auditorium." more
Mountain Xpress LogoCulinary creations put Asheville on the map once again for Carolina Rising Stars awards
November 12, 2013

"StarChefs.com™, the award-winning online magazine for culinary insiders, announces its 2013 Carolina Rising Stars Awards honoring up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals who represent the vanguard of the contemporary American dining scene." more
Asheville Scene LogoStarChefs honors Asheville restaurant professionals
November 12, 2013

"StarChefs.com, an online magazine for culinary insiders, announced today its 2013 Carolina Rising Stars Awards — and Asheville scored big." more
Mountain Xpress LogoStar Chefs magazine scouts Asheville talent for awards
October 5, 2013

"It is easy to forget how blessed we are to have such a vibrant food scene in a city as small as Asheville..." more
StarChefs.Com Rising Stars Revue™ - San Francisco Bay Area, May 17, 2013
rundownPlate Date: Rising Stars Tasting Gala
June 25, 2013

"Sample small plates and cocktails from 24 of the Bay Area's hottest up-and-coming chefs..." more
GayotStarChefs announces 2013 San Francisco Bay Area Rising Stars
June 21, 2013

"Fish-sauce-glazed Berkshire pork belly with roasted kumquats and kimchi. Verbena-and-chamomile-poached sea bream collar with pear and celery. These are dishes to show off with..." more
examinerCA: San Francisco Bay Area: 2013 Rising Stars 
June 18, 2013

"Recently, San Francisco proudly played host to the Bay Area’s 2013 Rising Stars Award Ceremony and Tasting..." more
7x7 Street Style Report: Star Chefs Show Us Their Off-Duty Looks
June 17, 2013

"Last week, local chefs and industry insiders celebrated the StarChefs 2013 Rising Star Award winners with an exclusive dinner at Fifth Floor."more
Sample Food From AQ, Sons & Daughters, and Bar Tartine at Tonight's StarChefs Gala
June 13, 2013

"StarChefs.com, the national online trade magazine, is circling through S.F. again tonight for the first time since 2010 with one of their "Rising Stars" galas..." more
tasting tableThe Taste of Victory
June 13, 2013

"Celebrate StarChefs' 2013 crop of Rising Stars at AT&T Park..." more
StarChefs Gala on June 13th at AT&T Park 
May 21, 2013

"On Thursday June 13th, catch a veritable galaxy of San Francisco culinary stars at the ~STARCHEFS RISING STARS~ awards night." more
Inside Scoop SFStarChefs announces 2013 San Francisco Bay Area Rising Stars
May 16, 2013

"Every three years or so, New York-based StarChefs comes to the Bay Area to crown a new group of rising stars in the food and drink industry"more
sfistStarChefs Honorees
May 16, 2013

"Trick Dog, Outerlands, Yigit Pura Among StarChefs Honorees..." more
StarChefs Names 2013 Bay Area Rising Stars
May 16, 2013

"The folks of StarChefs swing into town every three years to select a new crop of Rising Star Chefs, and they just announced the latest batch today." more
KGO 810 NewsThe Taste of Victory
January 9, 2013

"Scott from Trick Dog and Sean from Gather highlight some of the awesome things that people can experience at the Rising Star Chefs Gala this Thursday..." more
StarChefs.Com Rising Stars Revue™ - New York, April 11, 2013
Recap: StarChef's Rising Stars Gala 
April 12, 2013

"While typically New York's Rising Stars Gala happens in conjunction with StarChef's fall International Chefs Congress, this year the digital magazine celebrated last night instead." more
The 2013 Star Chefs New York Rising Stars Is A Look Into The Future
April 11, 2013

"Star Chefs is a culinary trade organization that, along with fostering a sense of community among cooking professionals, hands out a well-researched, future-glimpsing awards program called Rising Stars." more
2 In The Kitchen: Spicy Meatballs, Sauce And Polenta From The Meatball Shop
April 11, 2013

"Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman of The Meatball Shop are two winners of the 2013 New York Rising Star Awards." more
2 In The Kitchen: Spicy Pork Meatballs, Spicy Meat Sauce, and Polenta
April 11, 2013

"Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman of The Meatball Shop were our guests." more
Carrol GardensStarChefs Honors Local Culinary Talents at Gala 
April 10, 2013

"Chefs, bakers and restaurateurs from Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill and Gowanus will be celebrated this Thursday. Here are their recipes. "more
Cheerios CocktailsCheerios Cocktails Oil Crowd Feting Young New York Chefs
April 10, 2013

"New York's culinary elite will anoint 25 emerging chefs, mixologists and sommeliers tomorrow night at StarChefs.com's 2013 Rising Stars gala and raise some money for cooks-in-waiting." more
Many DessertBuzz Favorites to attend StarChefs Rising Stars Gala and so can you
April 5, 2013

"This year you can attend the StarChefs New York Rising Stars Awards Gala on Thursday, April 11, from 8pm to 10:30pm at The Liberty Theater, with a VIP reception beginning at 6:45pm." more
StarChefs.com Rising Stars Gala
April 4, 2013

"Thursday, April 11th, marks StarChefs.com's 2013 Rising Star Awards!"more

StarChefs.Com Rising Stars Revue™ New York Calendar Listings - April 2013
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Family Meal, Previewed; Golfing With Brooklyn Star
March 21, 2013

"AWARDS SEASON — Star Chefs has announced the winners of its Rising Stars Chef Awards." more
StarChefs.Com Rising Stars Revue™ - Philadelphia, February 21, 2013
Washington TimesRising Stars in Philadelphia's kitchens
February 23, 2013

"StarChefs descends upon four cities each year to showcase Rising Stars in the respective city's kitchens, bars, and breweries. StarChefs has been working with and celebrating the best, the brightest, and the most exciting of the culinary and beverage worlds since 1995." more
StarChefs 2013 Philadelphia Rising Stars Gala
February 6, 2013

"Culinary insider website StarChefs.com recently swept through Philly, tasting and sipping creations from our best restaurants" more
EATER PhillyStar Chefs Announces Philly Rising Stars for 2013
January 18, 2012

"Early this winter, representatives from StarChefs.com ate their way through Philadelphia, dining at what seemed like all of our best restaurants, interviewing chefs along the way." more
Philly.comStar Chefs Philly
January 17, 2012

"Today Star Chefs dropped their list of 2013 Rising Star Award Winners and the line up is a pretty great mix of touted talent and new comers. "more
EATER PhillyStar Chefs Announces Philly Rising Stars for 2013
January 17, 2012

"After weeks of deliberation and eating everywhere that matters in Philly, Star Chefs announced their 2013 Rising Star Award Winners and it's a solid mix of the already and almost famous cooks in town." more
Philly.comStarChefs is out with its 2013 winners
January 17, 2012

"More than 90 candidates in the Philadelphia area were considered through in-person tastings and interviews." more
EATER PhillyStarChefs Searching Philly for Rising Stars
December 19, 2012

"StarChefs, the top insider rag in the business, is in Philly to search for new Rising Stars to add to their roster." more
Philly.comStarChefs scouring the city
December 18, 2012

"Reps from StarChefs, the culinary-insider mag, are in town this week for a "Rising Stars" focus on Philadelphia. It's their third and final extended visit to Philadelphia, their first in several years." more
StarChefs.Com Rising Stars Revue™ - Hawaii, December 4, 2012
KHONHawaii Rising Star Chef
December 12, 2012

"Video KHON Wake Up 2day" more
PulseGrind Time: StarChefs.com honors local talent
December 10, 2012

"Unless you work in the culinary industry, there's a pretty good chance you've never heard of StarChefs.com. But ask any of Honolulu's top chefs — or those who aspire to be — and they'll tell you how influential the award-winning online magazine is among their peers." more
Hawai'i MagazineStarChefs.com names its Hawaii 'Rising Stars'
December 9, 2012

"Since 2003, StarChefs.com, the online magazine for culinary insiders, has criss-crossed the country with its StarChefs Rising Stars Revue, showcasing up-and-coming chefs." more
Star AdvertiserStarChefs.com names its Hawaii 'Rising Stars'
December 8, 2012

"Since 2003, StarChefs.com, the online magazine for culinary insiders, has criss-crossed the country with its StarChefs Rising Stars Revue, showcasing up-and-coming chefs." more
Maui NewsRising Star Chefs
December 6, 2012

"Several Mauians were recognized Tuesday evening at the Halekulani on Oahu at the Rising Stars Awards Banquet that featured their signature dishes." more
Hawai'i MagazinePICS: 'StarChefs Rising Stars Revue'
December 5, 2012

"Scenes from the "StarChefs Rising Stars Revue," hosted by StarChefs.com at the Halekulani on" more
Non StopStar Chefs in Hawaii: Elizabeth McDonald
December 4, 2012

"Elizabeth McDonald joins other local chefs in the inaugural class of StarChef.com's Raising Stars Revue" more
Non StopStar Chefs in Hawaii: Michelle Karr-Ueoka
December 4, 2012

"It's been a busy six months for Pastry Chef Michelle Karr-Ueoka of Alan Wong's Restaurant. During that time, she's participated in the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, toured the Mediterranean and recently has been named as one of the fourteen chefs featured at StarChef.com's Raising Stars Revue" more
KITV NewsStarChefs.com makes Hawaii debut
December 4, 2012

"The award-winning online magazine starchefs.com is making its Hawaii debut. Over 50 chefs from around the state will put their cooking to the test to see who is most capable of leading the culinary scene." more
Hawai'i MagazinePromising Hawaii chefs in spotlight at "Rising Stars Revue" gala in Waikiki
November 28, 2012

"The StarChefs Rising Stars Revue, which showcases up-and-coming culinary talent across the country, will hold its first-ever Hawaii gala next week in Waikiki." more
Honolulu MagazineA sampling of dishes at the Hawaii Rising Stars Gala
November 28, 2012

"I'm excited about next week's StarChefs Rising Stars gala. Why? Because Starchefs, a national restaurant industry magazine, has recognized some of Hawaii's best young chefs, some of whom I've worked alongside and have admired their work ethic and ability to consistently produce excellent food (and drink!)." more
Nonstop EntStar Chefs in Hawaii: Mark Noguchi
November 27, 2012

"As mentioned yesterday, I'm thrilled to see Hawaii chefs getting recognition in an online magazine I've followed for about 20 years. StarChefs.com is a big deal in the culinary world, and this is the first time they're profiling our state…" more
Honolulu MagazineHawaii Rising Star Chefs "How to Make It" panel
November 27, 2012

"Starchefs, a national restaurant industry online magazine, recently named a handful of Hawaii chefs as Rising Stars…" more
Nonstop EntStar Chefs in Hawaii: Dave Newman
November 26, 2012

"Star Chefs in Hawaii: Dave Newman, the renowned go-to site for chefs is recognizing Hawaii's rising stars" more