2012 Hawaii Rising Stars

2012 Hawaii Rising Stars

Rising Stars Award Winners

CHEFS
Christopher Kulis
Capische?

Andrew Le
The Pig and the Lady

Cameron Lewark
Spago Maui

Nick Mastrascusa
Beach Tree

Wade Ueoka
Alan Wong's

Jojo Vasquez
Plantation House Restaurant

PASTRY CHEFS
Michelle Karr-Ueoka
Alan Wong's

Elizabeth McDonald
Honu Seafood and Pizza and Mala Ocean Tavern
SUSTAINABILITY CHEF
Quinten Frye
Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar
ARTISAN CHEF
Doug Kocol
Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar
CONCEPT CHEF
Sheldon Simeon
Star Noodle
COMMUNITY CHEF
Mark Noguchi
Pili Hawaii
RESTAURATEUR
Ed Kenney
Town and Uptown Catering
MIXOLOGIST
Dave Newman
Pint + Jigger
HOST
Vikram Garg
Halekulani
HOST SOMMELIER
Kevin Toyama
Halekulani
FEATURED GUEST CHEF
Chai Chaowasaree
Chai's Island Bistro
  • How to Make It Panel

    SOLD OUT

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

    Monday, December 3
    10:30am

    Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kapi'olani Community College
    Ohia Building, Room 118
    4303 Diamond Head Road
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

    Giving Back

    StarChefs.com is proud to partner with the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kapi'olani Community College. CIP provides students a solid kitchen foundation through hands-on learning and coursework that blends classical techniques with the global influences of Hawaii's singular heritage and pantry.

    Students gain hands-on experience working at three on-campus restaurants plus four additional culinary/pastry labs, including sustainability-minded 220 Grille. And CIP's progressive curriculum more than nods to sustainability; its program includes aquaponic gardening, composting, recycling, and running a weekly farmers market, giving students the tools they need to build their own culinary futures, along with the future of Hawaiian cuisine.

    A portion of the evening's proceeds will go to fund the capital campaign for the new facility at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head. In addition, to the CIP at KCC.
  • Honorees Dinner

    Hosted by Chef Alan Wong
    Alan Wong's

    Co-hosted by:

    Brian Etheredge
    Capische?

    Chef George Mavrothalassitis
    Chef Mavro

    Chef Roy Yamaguchi
    Roy's

    Sommelier Chuck Furuya
    Vino Italian Tapas and Wine Bar

    This is a private event – invitation only

    Industry-only After-party

    SOLD OUT

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

    10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

    Hosted by:
    Chef Robert McGee

    Co-hosted by:
    Grant Curlow and
    Mixologist Chandra Lucariello,
    Southern Wine & Spirits

    The Whole Ox
    327 Keawe St
    Honolulu, HI 96813