StarChefs Rising Star Gala 6/16 – San Francisco

StarChefs-Rising-Stars-San Francisco

Just a little under a week away in the City by the Bay returns the StarChefs' Rising Stars Revue, Gala and Awards Ceremony hosted by Gary Danko chef de cuisine, Martin Brock. This not to be missed culinary celebration at historic Ghiradelli Square will feature the hottest up and coming local talent of chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists and sommeliers who will treat guests to their award winning signature savory wine paired dishes, desserts and cocktails. Attendees will be able to mingle with the Rising Stars all while sipping champagne and sampling awe inspiring dishes at the festive walk-around tasting gala adjacent to the breathtaking San Francisco waterfront.


Thomas McNaughton, flour + water
Ravioli Doppio of Pork and Pea

SPQR  Matthew-Accarino

Matthew Accarrino, SPQR

Bone Marrow Sformatino, Smoked Bacon and Onions

These Rising Stars were specially selected from over 90 talented San Francisco Bay Area candidates who were considered via in-person tastings and interviews. "A new breed of young culinary professionals is defining the Bay Area dining scene, taking it beyond simply sourcing the best ingredients and championing the sustainability movement," said Antoinette Bruno, chief executive officer and editor-in-chief of "They are true artisans and craftspeople."

Maximilian DiMare, Wood Tavern  

Maximilian DiMare, Wood Tavern (Oakland)

Crispy Pork Belly with Bacon, Red Lentil Ragout, and Poached Egg

Aziza_Pastry-chef-Melisa Chou

Melissa Chou, Pastry Chef, Aziza

Crème Fraîche Panna Cotta with Plum Soup

The Rising Stars Revue, Gala and Awards ceremony will be held from 7:30- 10:00 p.m.along with a private pre-event V.I.P. reception featuring overflowing champagne and Petrossian Caviar. Tickets are $95 per person for the Rising Star Revue and $150 per person for V.I.P. admission. A portion of the proceeds goes to La Cocina - which supports low-income women in food related businesses.Purchase tickets HERE.


Scott Nishiyama, Chez TJ (Mountain View)

Moulard Duck Foie Gras "Neige," Blackberry, Cashew & Housemade Mustard Toast

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

Don't miss out! You can still purchase tickets at StarChefs.




  1. breanna
    10/06/2010 / 12:00 pm

    wow beautiful photos of the food

  2. 15/06/2010 / 10:43 am

    that looks like some amazing food

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