2021 Miami Rising Stars

2021 Miami Rising Stars
Rising Stars Restaurant Week
Wednesday, March 17 Wednesday, March 31
​We're back in Miami 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 the metro area, we are excited to announce our newest class of Miami Rising Stars. The 2021 class includes 20 Rising Stars, recognized by StarChefs for their culinary strength, in addition to their charitable contributions to Miami 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 Miami Rising Stars restaurants and dishes, wine pairings, cocktails, and pastries that wowed the StarChefs team. The Restaurant Week will run from March 17 to 31, 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


Michael Beltran
Ariete Hospitality Group

Tristen Epps
Red Rooster Overtown

Luciana Giangrandi & Alex Meyer
Boia De

Jon Nguyen
Tran An

Pablo Zitzmann
Zitz Sum

presented by S. Pellegrino
Nando & Valerie Chang


presented by Kikkoman USA
Jamila Ross & Akino West
Rosie's Miami



Monica "Mika" Leon
Caja Caliente


presented by Butter of Europe
Samira Saade


Matteson Koche
El Bagel
Babe's Meat & Counter

Sergio Boppel
Great Circle Coffee

presented by Campari
Will Thompson
Jaguar Sun

presented by Wines from Spain
J.C. Santana
The Bastion Collection


presented by Montague
Randy Alonso & Chris Hudnall
Lost Boy Dry Goods

presented by Vitamix; anonymously voted for by the 2021 class of Miami Rising Stars

Michael Schwartz
The Genuine Hospitality Group