On Thursday June 13th, catch a veritable galaxy of San Francisco culinary stars at the STARCHEFS RISING STARS awards night. The evening will begin at AT&T Park with an awards ceremony at 6:30pm on home plate honoring the winners, and will be followed by a walk-around tasting gala (7pm-9:30pm) at the ballpark. Tickets are $95 general admission and $150 for VIP, which includes a sparkling wine and caviar reception at 5:45pm. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to La Cocina, and be sure to check out this impressive list of winners (and hey, they managed to scrounge up a few women, imagine that):
Chefs Nick Balla, Bar Tartine; Brett Cooper, Outerlands Café; Jacob des Voignes, Local Mission Eatery; Jason Fox, Commonwealth; Jessica Largey, Manres; Duncan Holmes, Sons & Daughters; Mark Liberman, AQ; Evan and Sarah Rich, Rich Table.
Artisans Ryan Farr, 4505 Meats; William Werner, Craftsman & Wolves.
Community Richie Nakano, Hapa Ramen.
Sommeliers Esteban Brunello, Oliveto; Bobby Conroy, Benu.
Mixologists Scott Baird and Josh Harris, Trick Dog; Matt Conway, formerly of Absinthe Brasserie & Bar.
Brewer Adam Lamoreaux, Linden Street Brewery.
Pastry Chefs Matt Tinder, Coi; Stephanie Prida, Manresa; Juan Contreras, Atelier Crenn.
Hotel Pastry Chef Mellisa Root, Madera.
Sustainability Chef Sean Baker, Gather.
Fresh Concept Yigit Pura, Tout Sweet Pâtisserie.
Restaurateur Matt Semmelhack, Mercer Restaurant Group.
Roaster Colby Barr and Ryan O’Donovan, Verve Coffee.
VIP Chef Robbie Lewis, Bon Appétit Management Company.
Featured Guest Chefs Ian Farrell and Alex Olson, Bon Appétit Management Company.
The StarChefs! (Not pictured: Colby Barr, Ryan O’Donovan, Ryan Farr, Evan and Sarah Rich.) Photo by Antoinette Bruno, courtesy StarChefs.
Thursday Jun 13, 2013 6:30pm $95 general admission, $150 VIP AT&T Park 24 Willie Mays Plaza