2021 Dallas-Fort Worth Rising Stars

2021 Dallas-Fort Worth Rising Stars
Rising Stars Restaurant Week
Thursday, December 2 Thursday, December 16
 
​We're finally back in DFW to celebrate the metroplex's most talented up-and-coming food and beverage professionals. After meeting with nearly 100 young chefs, pastry chefs, bartenders, sommeliers, and artisans across North Texas, we are excited to announce our newest class of Dallas-Fort Worth Rising Stars. The 2021 class includes 17 Rising Stars, recognized by StarChefs for their culinary strengths, charitable contributions to DFW, and their ability to navigate, lead, and inspire.
 
Rising Stars Restaurant Week is a two-week promotion showcasing the 2021 Dallas-Fort Worth Rising Stars restaurants, dishes, pastries, wine pairings, and cocktails that best represents the future of American dining. The Restaurant Week will run from December 2 to December 16, and all the featured food and drink will be available for either dine-in, takeout, or both. 
 
Rising Stars Giveaway
 
With $100 restaurant gift cards up for grabs, don’t miss your chance to win! Order any of the featured dishes or drinks and share an Instagram story or post to enter. You must tag @StarChefs and #StarChefsRisingStars to be considered.
 

Rising Stars Award Winners


CHEFS

Christian Dortch
Georgie by Curtis Stone

Matt Ford
Billy Can Can

Misti Norris
Petra and the Beast

Jimmy Park
Shoyo

Game Changer Chef
presented by S.Pellegrino
Junior Borges
Meridian

Community Chef

Andrea Shackelford
Harvest Seasonal Kitchen

 
PASTRY CHEF

presented by TCHO Chocolate

Maricsa Trejo
La Casita Bakeshop

 
CONCEPT

presented by The Montague Company

Andrew Chen
Monkey King Noodle Company

Emma & Travis Heim
Heim Barbecue

 

BUTCHER

Nathan Abeyta
presented by Niman Ranch
Deep Cuts Dallas

 
BAKER
presented by Butter of Europe
 

Jessica & Seth Brammer
Lenore's Bagels

Matthew Ramirez

Lucia

 
PITMASTER
 

Zavala's Barbecue

 

BARTENDER

Jettison

 
SOMMELIER
presented by Wines from Spain
 

Lauren Loiselle
Homewood

 
MENTOR
presented by Vitamix Commercial; anonymously voted for by the 2021 class of Dallas-Fort Worth
Rising Stars
 

Dean Fearing
Fearing's Restaurant

 
BONUS STOPS
 

Explore DFW
Charles Olalia
The Adolphus Hotel

StarChefs Supports
proceeds benefit Café Momentum
Chad Houser
Café Momentum