StarChefs Rising Stars Revue Mentor Award

The Rising Stars Mentor Award is an award honoring the mentor chef who is most supportive of young cooks and most instrumental in aiding their career, both in and out of the kitchen. In each city, the Rising Stars Award winners vote anonymously for that city’s mentor chef; the winner is honored at the Rising Stars Gala and Honorees Dinner.

Mentorship is an essential component of Rising Stars. The Rising Stars Awards winners are the future leaders of their city’s (and America’s) culinary community – the Rising Stars Mentor Award is a way to celebrate the leaders that inspired them.

Rising Stars Mentor Award Winners

San Francisco Bay Area Rising Stars (June 13, 2013)
David Kinch of Manresa

New York Rising Stars (April 11, 2013)
Wylie Dufresne of wd~50

Philadelphia Rising Stars (February 21, 2013)
Jean-Marie Lacroix of Brűlée Catering

Hawaii Rising Stars (December 4, 2012)
Alan Wong of Alan Wong’s

Atlanta Rising Stars (June 13, 2012)
Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene
Hugh Acheson of Five & Ten, The National and Empire State South

New Orleans Rising Stars (April 19, 2012)
John Besh of Besh Restaurant Group

Austin Rising Stars (February 21, 2012)
Andrew Weissman of Osteria Il Sogno

Portland Rising Stars (December 5, 2011)
Vitaly Paley of Paley's Place

New York Rising Stars (October 4, 2011)
Daniel Boulud

Chicago Rising Stars (May 23, 2011)
Paul Kahan of Blackbird, Avec, The Publican and Big Star

Houston Rising Stars (March 17, 2011)
Chef Carl Walker of Brennan's of Houston—Houston, TX


Washington DC Area Rising Stars (October 26, 2010)
Chef Todd Gray of Equinox—Washington, DC

New York Rising Stars (September 22, 2010)
Chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park—New York, NY

San Francisco Bay Area Rising Stars
(June 16, 2010)
Chef Mourad Lahlou of Aziza—San Francisco, California

Los Angeles and San Diego Rising Stars (March 18, 2010)
Pastry Chef Nancy Silverton of La Brea Bakery—Van Nuys, California

Boston Rising Stars (November 3, 2009)
Chef Ken Oringer of Clio—Boston, MA

New York City Rising Stars (September 22, 2009)
Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns—NY

Napa Sonoma Rising Stars (June 17th, 2009)
Chef Thomas Keller of The French Laundry—Napa, CA

Seattle Rising Stars (March 24th, 2009)
Chef Tom Douglas of Lola and Dahlia Lounge—Seattle, WA

Las Vegas Rising Stars (October 22, 2008)
Chef Rick Moonen of RM Seafood

New York Rising Stars (September 16, 2008)
Chef Mario Batali of Babbo, Del Posto, Lupa, Otto, Esca, etc.

Chicago Rising Stars (May 19, 2008)
Chef Charlie Trotter of Charlie Trotter’s, Trotter’s To Go, and Restaurant Charlie

South Florida Rising Stars
(May 3, 2008)
Chef Norman Van Aken of Norman’s and Tavern N Town

Atlanta Rising Stars (October 11, 2007)
Chef Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia, Quinones, Floataway Café and Star Provisions

New York Rising Stars (September 18, 2007)
Chef Daniel Boulud of Restaurant Daniel, Café Boulud, Bar Boulud, Boulud Brasserie and DB Bistro Moderne

San Francisco Rising Stars (June 19, 2007)
Chef Gary Danko of Gary Danko

Dallas Rising Stars (May 14, 2007)
Chef Stephan Pyles of Stephan Pyles