2011 Portland Rising Stars

2011 Portland Rising Stars
  • Tasting Gala and Awards Ceremony

    Buy Tickets for Portland Rising StarsMonday, December 5, 2011

    6:30pm - 9:30pm
    VIP Reception at 6pm
    Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm
    Tasting Gala to follow

    the Nines Hotel
    525 Southwest Morrison
    Portland, OR 97204

    Tickets: $85 General Admission; $125 VIP*
    *Private reception with Cava, Seattle Caviar, and Prosciutto di Parma.

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    2011 Portland Rising Stars
    2011 Portland Rising Stars
  • Portland Rising Stars Award Winners

    Aaron Barnett St. Jack
    Greg Perrault June
    Sarah Pliner, Kat Whitehead and Jasper Shen Aviary
    Naomi Pomeroy Beast
    William Preisch The Bent Brick
    Gabriel Rucker Le Pigeon
    Pastry Chefs
    Kir Jensen The Sugar Cube
    Kristen D. Murray Paley’s Place
    Tim Healea Little T American Baker
    Community Chef
    Jenn Louis Lincoln
    Sustainability Chef
    Sunny Jin Jory at the Allison Inn & Spa
    Hotel Chef
    Andy Arndt Aquariva at Avalon Hotel & Spa
    Elias Cairo Olympic Provisions
    Kurt Huffman ChefStable
    Tom Burkleaux New Deal Distillery
    Bryan Keilty Old Lompoc
    Brandon Smyth Water Avenue Coffee
    Jeffrey Morgenthaler Clyde Common
    Jack Hott Castagna
    Host Chef
    Matt Christianson Urban Farmer at the Nines
    Guest Chef
    Anthony Cafiero Tabla Mediterranean Bistro
  • How to Make it Career Panel

    Friday, December 2, 2011

    Sharp Restaurant
    The International Culinary School
    at The Art Institute of Portland
    34 NW 8th Ave
    Portland, OR 97209

    Featuring the Rising Star Chefs and Pastry Chefs, this seminar gives chefs, cooks, and culinary students the opportunity to learn how to advance their careers and discuss the challenges and rewards of the industry.

    To watch the full video with Portland’s Rising Stars, please click here

  • Industry-only After-Party

    Get your grub and drink on at the Rising Star After-Party
    Hosted by Nate Tilden and Chris DiMinno

    Monday, December 5, 2011


    Clyde Common
    1014 Southwest Stark Street
    Portland, OR 97205

    Complimentary sponsored food and beverages 10pm - 12am
    Open to food industry professionals only!

  • Janus Logo

    Giving Back

    StarChefs.com is proud to donate a portion of the Gala proceeds to Janus Youth Programs, a Portland charity that creates community-based programs for children, youth and families in Oregon and Washington. They provide street outreach to runaway and homeless youth, residential services, education, scholarships to encourage higher learning, and a 85,000 square foot urban agriculture program focused on employment, economic independence and conquering hunger.