2012 New Orleans Rising Stars

2012 New Orleans Rising Stars

  • Tasting Gala and Awards Ceremony

    Buy Tickets for New Orleans Rising StarsThursday, April 19, 2012

    5:45pm – 9:30pm
    VIP Reception at 5:45pm*
    Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm
    Tasting Gala to follow

    New Orleans Museum of Art
    1 Collin Diboll Circle
    New Orleans, LA 70119

    Tickets: $85 General Admission; $125 VIP*
    *Private reception includes Champagne and Petrossian Caviar in Café NOMA by Ralph Brennan.

  • New Orleans Rising Stars Award Winners

    Ben Hammond Cochon
    Phillip Lopez Root
    Alon Shaya Domenica
    David Slater Emeril's
    Sue Zemanick Gautreau's
    Nathanial Zimet Boucherie
    Pastry Chefs
    Rebecca Cohen Stella!
    Kelly Fields Restaurant August
    Chris Hannah Arnaud's French 75
    Brian Landry Borgne
    Hotel Chef
    Michael Stoltzfus Coquette and Sweet Olive at The Saint Hotel
    Concept Chef
    Adam Biderman The Company Burger
    Bart Bell Crescent Pie & Sausage Company
    Aaron Burgau, Leon Touzet, Pierre Touzet Patois and Trūburger
    James Ives Cure
    John Mitchell Stella!
    Mentor Chef
    John Besh Besh Restaurant Group
    Host Chefs
    Drew Dzejak Windsor Court Hotel
    Chip Flanagan Ralph's on the Park
    Chris Montero Café B
    Guest Chef
    Brett Gauthier Ralph's on the Park

  • How to Make It Panel

    Join us as our Rising Stars discuss how they "made it" in the challenging culinary profession.

    Wednesday, April 18

    Ashe Cultural Arts Center
    1712 Oretha C Haley Boulevard
    New Orleans, LA 70113

    Register Here
  • Honorees Dinner

    Hosted by Tory McPhail
    Commander's Palace

    Co-hosted by:

    John Besh, Besh Restaurant Group
    Scott Boswell, Scott Boswell Enterprises
    Susan Spicer, Bayona and Mondo
    Mixologist Paul Gustings

    This is a private event – invitation only

  • Industry-only After-Party

    Get your grub and drink on at the Rising Star After-Party!

    Hosted by:
    Howlin' Wolf
    907 South Peters St
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    Thursday, April 19

    Complimentary sponsored food and beverages 10pm to 12am
    Open to food industry professionals only!


  • Reconcile New Orleans

    Giving Back

    Located in New Orleans’ distressed Central City neighborhood, Café Reconcile is a nonprofit restaurant and training ground for students who want to gain skills in the food service industry. Its innovative life skills and job training program assists young people from at-risk communities, who want to make a positive change in their lives. Featuring local soul-filled dishes at some of the city’s lowest prices, Café Reconcile is a destination lunch spot for a wide cross-section of New Orleanians, as well as visitors from all across the country.