New York (September 29, 2008) - StarChefs.com has launched its second edition of Chefs to Know: A Guide to Chefs for Chefs. A guide to more than 600 notable chefs across the country, plus mixologists and sommeliers, this perfect holiday gift for foodies highlights chefs selected by the StarChefs.com editorial staff, who tastes with and interviews celebrated leaders in the culinary field each year. Chefs to Know features 80 professional photos and recipes plus contact information and fun facts about every chef - from their favorite restaurants off-the-beaten-path to their most indispensable kitchen tool. Nationally-acclaimed chefs including Morimoto, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz and Charlie Trotter, to name a few, have all shared their culinary know-how.
Beyond serving as a guidebook, this unique book is also a reference for industry professionals, culinary students, and curious diners who want to know about the people behind America's professional stoves.
"StarChefs.com has always produced pioneering innovations that have helped the hospitality industry work more effectively and efficiently. I'm confident that a copy of Chefs to Know will end up on the desk of every culinary professional in America," said restaurateur Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality. This second edition of the annual publication proves that Starchefs.com has its finger on the pulse of the culinary heartbeat of America.
StarChefs.com is an award-winning online culinary magazine, serving the foodservice industry and food aficionados since 1995 that was nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Best Website Focusing on Food in 2008. What was originally intended as a home on the web for celebrity chefs has grown over the last decade to become the foodservice industry insider site - with a clear focus on working chefs. StarChefs.com identifies and features chefs - not because they are on TV, but because they are talented, innovative, passionate, and driven individuals who contribute greatly to the culinary community. Through its International Chefs Congress, its national Rising Stars awards, its hospitality industry JobFinder, and its on-line magazine, StarChefs.com serves as a catalyst for culinary professionals to succeed at the highest possible level, and gives them the tools that they need to overcome the many challenges they face.
StarChefs.comô features 25,000 published pages of original, chef-focused culinary content, and receives 20 million hits, 9.8 million page views and 680,000 unique visitors per month. Editor-in-Chief Antoinette Bruno has traveled the country with her team, doing in-person tastings and chef interviews. StarChefs.comís Board of Advisors is made up of 20 of the countryís most influential chefs, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud, Norman Van Aken, Todd English, Marcus Samuelsson, Todd Gray, Ken Oringer, Rick Moonen, Traci Des Jardins and Bobby Flay.
For more details on the Chefs to Know book, go to http://www.starchefs.com/chefstoknow .