About Us

StarChefs has supported the restaurant industry since 1995 and serves as an essential resource and platform for restaurant professionals, as well as a backstage pass for food-savvy consumers. StarChefs’ original content is driven by in-person tastings and interviews across the world, and its mission is to catalyze culinary professionals’ success and give them tools to overcome specific challenges. Now in its 13th year, StarChefs hosts the annual International Chefs Congress, an industry-only symposium featuring the world’s preeminent culinary talent. Through its Rising Stars Awards and quarterly Rising Stars magazine, StarChefs has recognized up-and-coming industry professionals in four markets each year since 2003. StarChefs features top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, and artisans in more than 35,000 published pages of original, industry-focused content, generates over 4 million page views annually, and was nominated for “Best Web Site” by the James Beard Foundation. The site also connects hospitality professionals to careers in foodservice through the industry’s leading job board, StarChefs JobFinder


Antoinette Bruno CEO and Editor-in-Chief (email)
Will Blunt Managing Partner (email)
Evan Leventhal Director of Marketing (email)
Eddie Velazquez Account Executive
Nicole Borden Marketing Manager (email)
Caroline Hatchett Editor (email)
Sean Kenniff Associate Editor (email)
Amelia Schwartz Editorial Assistant (email)
Kate Duffy Editorial Intern (email)
Olivia Thomson Editorial Intern (email)
Erin Lettera PR & Social Media Manager (email)
Kate Simpson Congress Director
Matt Renskers Rising Stars Events Manager
Julia Abanavas Culinary Ambassador (email)
Jaclyn Warren Photography Editor (email)
Beth Moeur Designer & Illustrator
Paul Bartholomae JobFinder Manager (email)
Bruno Ignatius Nicholson Canine Mascot


Bob Giraldi
Phil Suarez
Patricia Greaney
Fern Berman

Advisory Board Members

José Andrés
Daniel Boulud
Iacopo Falai
Traci Des Jardin
Wylie Dufresne
Elizabeth Falkner
Todd Gray
Johnny Iuzzini
Mourad Lahlou
Paul Liebrandt
Ken Oringer
Marcus Samuelsson
Audrey Saunders
Norman Van Aken
Jean-Georges Vongerichten