2020 Boston Rising Stars

2020 Boston Rising Stars
 

Rising Stars Restaurant Week
M
onday, September 21
Sunday, October 4

We're returning to Boston to celebrate the city's most talented up-and-coming food and beverage professionals. The StarChefs team met with more than 75 young chefs, pastry chefs, bartenders, sommeliers, and artisans across the metro area—concluding their search in early February, before the pandemic. These 22 Rising Stars Award winners represent the vanguard of Boston hospitality and were to be honored at an Awards Ceremony and Tasting Gala originally scheduled for April. In place of this event, StarChefs is promoting Rising Stars Restaurant Week, drumming up support for these award winning restaurants throughout the city during this time of struggle. 

Rising Stars Restaurant Week is a two-week promotion spotlighting the 2020 Boston Rising Stars’ restaurants and dishes, wine pairings, cocktails, coffee, and ice cream that wowed the StarChefs team. The promotion, which will run from September 21 through October 4, will adhere to federal and state guidelines, and most featured food and drink will be available for either dine-in, takeout, or both. 

When diners share a story or post of a Rising Stars’ dish or drink on Instagram during Rising Stars Restaurant Week, they’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card for the next time they dine out at that Rising Stars’ establishment. Participants must tag @StarChefs and #StarChefsRisingStars to be eligible to win.

To coincide with Rising Stars Restaurant Week, StarChefs will release the Boston edition of Rising Stars Magazine, available for free at the Rising Stars’ establishments. A link to download a digital version of the magazine will be available here soon.

Rising Stars Award Winners


GAME CHANGER 
presented by S. Pellegrino
Tracy Chang
PAGU

 
COMMUNITY

presented by Kikkoman USA
Ellie Tiglao and Sāsha Coleman
Tanám

 
SUSTAINABILITY 

presented by St. Supéry
Charlie Foster
Woods Hill

 

RESTAURATEUR

Tiffani Faison
Big Heart Hospitality

 

CHEFS

Michael Bergin
formerly of The Salty Pig

Josh Elliott
Toro

Nathan Gould
f
ormerly of O Ya

Jeremy Kean
Brassica Kitchen + Cafe

Michael Lombardi and Kevin O'Donnell
SRV

(O'Donnell is now chef of Giusto Newport in Rhode Island)

Brian Paszko
Alcove

 

 

PASTRY CHEFS
presented by TCHO
Michelle Boland
formerly of Oak + Rowan

Sophie Gees
Oleana

ARTISANS

Ice Cream Maker
Alyssa Lieberman
New City Microcreamery
 
Pâtissière
presented by Butter of Europe

Hana Quon
Cafe Madeleine
 

Roaster
Robert Rodriguez
formerly of Night Shift Coffee

Alchemist
Rich Shih
OurCookQuest

 

BARTENDERS

Ryan Lotz
Bar Mezzana, Black Lamb, No Relation, and Shore Leave
 
Will Piquette
Alcove

 

SOMMELIERS

Lauren Friel
Rebel Rebel
 
Jaimie Puckett
formerly of Bar Boulud