2014 StarChefs.com Coastal New England
Rising Stars

2014 StarChefs.com Coastal New England
Rising Stars

Rising Stars Award Winners

Chefs

Chefs Tyler Burnley and Chad Hoffer 
Thames Street Kitchen | RI

Chef Chris Fischer
Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant | MA

Chef Mayumi Hattori
Straight Wharf | MA

Chef Evan Hennessey
Stages at One Washington | NH

Chef Matt Jennings
Farmstead Inc. | RI

Chef Ravin “Bas” Nakjaroen
Long Grain | ME

Chef Jake Rojas
Tallulah on Thames | RI

Chef Dan Sauer
7a Foods | MA

Chef Patrick Soucy
Ceia Kitchen + Bar | MA

Chef Ben Sukle
birch | RI

Chefs Andrew Taylor and Michael Wiley
Eventide Oyster Co. and Hugo’s | ME

Chef Justin Walker
Earth at Hidden Pond | ME

Hotel Chef

James Hackney
Twenty-Eight Atlantic at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club | MA

Sustainability Chef

Chef Derek Wagner
Nicks on Broadway | RI

Community Chef

Chef James Mark
north | RI

Pastry Chefs

Melissa Denmark
Gracie’s | RI

Ilma Lopez
Piccolo | ME

Concept

Bennett Coffey and Kyleen Keenan
Not Your Sugar Mamas | MA

Artisans

Peter Kobulnicky, Ian Cappelano, and Mike Lingwall
Foremost Baking Company | RI

Eli Cayer
Urban Farm Fermentory | ME

Roasters

Will Pratt
Tandem Coffee Roasters | ME

Eric Lepine
New Harvest Coffee Roasters | RI

Brewer

Nathan Sanborn
Rising Tide Brewery | ME

Sommelier

Tanya McDonough
Straight Wharf and Ventuno | MA

Bartenders

Andrew Volk
Portland Hunt & Alpine Club | ME

Jay Carr
The Eddy | RI

Restaurateur

Nancy Batista-Caswell
Caswell Restaurant Group | MA

Host Chef

Kevin Hale
Providence Biltmore Hotel | RI

  • How to Make it Panel

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

    Monday, April 14
    2pm to 3:30pm

    Johnson & Wales University
    8 Abbot Park Place
    Providence, RI 02903

    Johnson and Whales University

    Charity Partner

    The Rhode Island Community Food Bank feeds the hungry throughout the state. They are a nonprofit organization founded in 1982 by community organizers. Over the past 30 years, the Food Bank has grown steadily to become a vital part of the state's hunger safety net. In 2013, they distributed nearly 10 million pounds of food through a network of 178 member agencies. They also sponsor a variety of direct service programs designed to better the lives of the poor. These include a Community Kitchen culinary job training program, Kids Cafe after-school meals program, and Community Cooking: Wholesome Eating on a Budget nutrition education program.

    La Cocina

  • Honorees Dinner

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Hosted by Chef Brian Kingsford

    Bacaro
    262 South Water Street
    Providence, RI 02903

    This is a private event – invitation only

    Co-hosted by:

    • Gabriel Frasca
    • Matt Gennuso
    • Ken Oringer
    • Ellen Slattery
    • Beau Vestal

    Industry-only After-party

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Hosted by Vito Lantz

    The Dorrance
    60 Dorrance Street
    Providence, RI 02903

    Attendance limited to foodservice professionals only


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    Hotel:

    Special Travel Offer
    Monday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 15
    Based on availability

    Providence Biltmore
    $109

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