On Wednesday June 16th, StarChefs.com 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.
StarChefs.com’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:
Chefs 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
Mixologists Erick Castro, Rickhouse Brian MacGregor, Jardinière
Sommelier Sarah Valor, Commis
Concept Joshua Skenes, Saison
Restaurateur 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.
Wednesday Jun 16, 2010 7:30pm–10pm $95 per person; $150 VIP Tickets/info Ghirardelli Square 900 North Point St. at Larkin, San Francisco