StarChefs Rising Stars Revue Gala: June 16th


On Wednesday June 16th, will celebrate the recipients of its 2010 San Francisco Bay Area Rising Star Awards at the ~RISING STARS REVUE~ gala at Ghirardelli Square. Hosted by Gary Danko’s chef de cuisine, Martin Brock, the walk-around tasting gala will feature signature savory dishes, desserts, and cocktails presented by the awardees.’s Rising Star Awards recognize up-and-coming chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists from around the country who represent future leaders of the national culinary scene. Each year StarChefs chooses only four American cities in which to name Rising Stars, and this year, more than 90 Bay Area candidates were considered.

StarChefs’s 2010 San Francisco Bay Area Rising Star Award Winners:

Matthew Accarrino, SPQR
John Paul Carmona, Manresa
Maximilian DiMare, Wood Tavern
Louis Maldonado, Aziza
Thomas McNaughton, Flour + Water
Scott Nishiyama, Chez TJ

Pastry Chefs
Melissa Chou, Aziza
Catherine Schimenti, Michael Mina

Erick Castro, Rickhouse
Brian MacGregor, Jardinière

Sarah Valor, Commis

Joshua Skenes, Saison

Shelley Lindgren, A16 and SPQR

Hotel Chef
Josh Thomsen, The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa

(You can view what each chef is making on the site, or a corrected version in this GrubStreet posting). Tickets are $95; VIP tickets are $150 and include a pre-event reception with Champagne and Petrossian caviar. A portion of the proceeds will go to La Cocina.

Event Info

Wednesday Jun 16, 2010
$95 per person; $150 VIP
Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point St. at Larkin, San Francisco