2021 Los Angeles Rising Stars

2021 Los Angeles Rising Stars
Rising Stars Restaurant Week
Wednesday, June 16 Wednesday, June 30
 
​We're back in Los Angeles to celebrate the city's most talented up-and-coming food and beverage professionals. After meeting with more than 100 young chefs, pastry chefs, bartenders, sommeliers, and artisans across L.A. County, we are excited to announce our newest class of Los Angeles Rising Stars. The 2021 class includes 19 Rising Stars, recognized by StarChefs for their culinary strength, their charitable contributions to L.A., and ability to navigate, lead, and inspire during one of the industry’s most challenging times.
 
Rising Stars Restaurant Week is a two-week promotion showcasing the 2021 Los Angeles Rising Stars restaurants and dishes, pastries, wine pairings, and cocktails that best represents the future of American dining. The Restaurant Week will run from June 16 to 30, and all the featured food and drink will be available for either dine-in, takeout, or both. 
 
Rising Stars Giveaway
 
With Vitamix blenders and $100 restaurant gift cards up for grabs, don’t miss your chance to win! Order any of the featured dishes or drinks (for dine-in or delivery) and share an Instagram story or post to enter. You must tag @StarChefs and #StarChefsRisingStars to be considered.
 

Rising Stars Award Winners


CHEFS

Spencer Bezaire
Eszett

Chris Carrillo
République

Chuy Cervantes
Damian and Ditroit

Jackson Kalb
Jame Enoteca and Ospi

Kyungbin Min
hanchic

Daniel Son
Katsu Sando

Game Changer Chef
presented by S.Pellegrino
Ari Kolender
Found Oyster
 
Community Chef

Justin Pichetrungsi
Anajak Thai

 
PASTRY CHEF

presented by TCHO Chocolate

Gemma Matsuyama
OTOTO and Tsubaki

 
RESTAURATEURS

presented by The Montague Company

Vivian Ku
Joy and Pine & Crane

 

Or Amsalam and Alex Phaneuf
Hasiba and Lodge Bread Company

 

CONCEPT

HomeState


ARTISANS

Baker
presented by Butter of Europe
Arturo Enciso
Gusto Bread
 
Gwen
 

Sfoglino
presented by Niman Ranch
Francesco Allegro
Rossoblu

 

BARTENDER

Thunderbolt

 
SOMMELIERS
presented by Wines from Spain
 
Chloe Miranda
Birdie G's
 

Sam Rethmeier
République

 
MENTOR
presented by Vitamix Commercial; anonymously voted for by the 2021 class of Los Angeles
Rising Stars
 

Suzanne Goin
The Lucques Group

 
BONUS STOPS
 
Explore Los Angeles
presented by California Avocados
Tyler Curtis
Pilot
 

Sam Nuckols
Sibling Rival

StarChefs Supports
presented by Savencia Cheese USA; proceeds benefit Careers through Culinary Arts Program
Rose & Warren Schwartz
Magpies Softserve