2012 Atlanta Rising Stars

2012 Atlanta Rising Stars
  • Tasting Gala and Awards Ceremony

    Buy Tickets for New Orleans Rising StarsWednesday, June 13, 2012

    5:45pm – 9:30pm
    VIP Reception at 5:45pm*
    Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm
    Tasting Gala to follow

    The Goat Farm Arts Center
    1200 Foster Street
    Atlanta, GA 30318

    Tickets: $85 General Admission; $125 VIP*
    *Private reception includes Champagne and Petrossian Caviar.

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    2012 StarChefs.com Atlanta Rising Stars

    Atlanta Rising Stars Award Winners

    CHEFS

    Shane Devereux The Lawrence
    Ryan Smith Empire State South
    Adam Evans* Art of Presentation Winner,
    presented by Steelite
    JCT. Kitchen & Bar
    David Carson Bacchanalia
    Tyler Williams Abattoir
    Robert Phalen One Eared Stag
    Guy Wong Miso Izakaya

    PASTRY CHEFS

    Aaron Russell Restaurant Eugene * Restaurant of Distinction Winner, presented by Steelite
    Chrysta Poulos Woodfire Grill
    SUSTAINABILITY CHEF
    Terry Koval Farm Burger
    ATHENS CHEF
    Peter Dale The National
    ATHENS SUSTAINABILITY CHEF
    Whitney Otawka Farm 255
    ARTISAN CHEF
    Todd Immel Star Provisions' Meat Department
    HOTEL CHEF
    Anthony Gray Southern Art and Bourbon Bar at the InterContinental Buckhead
    CONCEPT CHEF
    Richard Blais HD1, Flip Burger
    COMMUNITY CHEF
    Taria Camerino

    Sugar-Coated Radical

    RESTAURATEUR
    Brian Lewis STG Trattoria, Bocado
    SOMMELIER
    Seth Roskind 4th & Swift
    MIXOLOGIST
    Miles Macquarrie Leon's Full Service
    BREWER
    Crawford Moran 5Seasons
    BARISTA
    Emily Letia Empire State South
    MENTOR CHEF
    Hugh Acheson Five & Ten
    HOST CHEFS
    Chad Clevenger Alma Cocina
    Shayne Vaughan Eleven at Loews Hotel Atlanta

  • Art Collaboration

    For Atlanta Rising Stars, StarChefs.com is thrilled with the opportunity to present acclaimed local artist David Baerwalde in conjunction with the Goat Farm Arts Center. In his most recent Arts Center exhibition, an installation of “delicious objects,” Baerwalde has reclaimed and reconfigured anonymous bits of scrap material and waste—everything from wood and sawdust to honey and coffee grounds—transforming the detritus of the Goat Farm’s recent evolution into simple, elegant pieces that express the locale. The exhibition is the perfect companion to a night celebrating local culinary talents, products, and daring creativity.

  • How to Make it Panel

    Join us as our Rising Stars discuss how they "made it" in the challenging culinary profession

    Tuesday, June 12
    2 pm

    Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta
    1927 Lakeside Parkway
    Tucker, GA 30084

  • Honorees Dinner

    Hosted by Anne Quatrano
    Summerland Farms

    Co-hosted by:

    Ford Fry, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246, and The Optimist
    Hector Santiago, Pura Vida
    Chad Guay, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
    Sommelier Varja Stratigos, Fifth Group Restaurants
    Mixologist Eric Simpkins, The Lawrence

    This is a private event – invitation only

  • Industry-only After-Party

    Get your grub and drink on at the Rising Star After-Party!

    Hosted by:
    The Optimist
    914 Howell Mill Road
    Atlanta, GA 30318

    Wednesday, June 13

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

  • Giving Back

    Wholesome Wave Georgia

    Wholesome Wave Georgia strives to turn the tide in favor of fresh, local, and wholesome food, for the good of us all. It is their mission to increase access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food at producer-only farmers markets in the state of Georgia. The organization doubles the value of state and federal nutrition benefits for low-income shoppers by creating financial incentives with local farmers.