2013 Philadelphia Rising Stars

2013 Philadelphia Rising Stars

Rising Stars Award Winners

CHEFS
Nicholas Elmi
Rittenhouse Tavern

Yun Fuentes
JG Domestic

Chris Kearse
Will

Eli Kulp
Fork


Josh Lawler
Farm and Fisherman

Greg Vernick
Vernick Food & Drink

Will Zuchman
Alma de Cuba





PASTRY CHEF
Peter Scarola
R2L
SUSTAINABILITY
Andrew and Kristin Wood
Russet
ARTISANS
Joe Cicala
Le Virtù

Sara May
Franklin Fountain

Davina Soondrum
Shane Confectionery
CONCEPT CHEF
Jeremy Nolen
Wursthaus Schmitz
COMMUNITY CHEF
Kevin Sbraga
Sbraga
HOTEL CHEF
Jonathan Cichon
Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel
RESTAURATEUR
Michael Solomonov
Citron and Rose, Federal Donuts, Percy Street Barbecue, Zahav
SOMMELIER
Brian Kane
Zahav
MIXOLOGIST
Al Sotack
Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.
Brewer
Scott Rudich and Rich DiLiberto
Round Guys Brewing Co.
Mentor
Jean-Marie Lacroix
Brûlée Catering
HOST CHEF
Adam DeLosso
Garces Catering
FEATURED GUEST CHEFS
Caitlin Mateo
Square 1682 at Hotel Palomar

Guillermo Tellez
Red Owl Tavern at Hotel Monaco
  • How to Make It Panel

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

    Wednesday, February 20
    10am

    Drexel University Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts and Food Science Department
    The Academic Bistro
    Paul Peck Problem Solving and Research Bldg., Sixth Floor
    101 North 33rd Street, Office 615
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Giving Back

    There are more than 900,000 people in the Delaware Valley who are at risk for chronic hunger and malnutrition. Philabundance works to alleviate that hunger in partnership with neighborhood distribution programs and a network of close to 500 member agencies in nine counties. Philabundance distributes 21 million pounds of food per year, and close to 65,000 people per week benefit for just 50 cents per meal.

    Visit www.philabundance.org or call
    (215) 339-0900 for more information. Visit Facebook.com/Philabundance, and follow us on Twitter, @Philabundance. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please call Philabundance's Food Help Line: (800) 319-Food.

  • Honorees Dinner

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    Hosted by Daniel Stern
    R2L

    Co-hosted by:

    Chef Terence Feury
    Tavoro 13

    Chef Bryan Sikora
    a.Kitchen

    Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix
    Brûlée Catering

    Chef Matt Ridgway
    PorcSalt

    Sommelier Bill Eccleson
    Panorama

    This is a private event – invitation only

    Industry-only After-Party

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    SOLD OUT

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

    Complimentary late night snacks + beverages.

    Hosted by Rising Star Chef Jeremy Nolen
    10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

    Brauhaus Schmitz
    718 South Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Attendance limited to foodservice professionals only