Last updated on April 15th, 2015 at 02:29 pm
StarChefs.com, a restaurant industry trends magazine, announced its 2015 Boston Rising Stars Awards, honoring up-and-coming chefs and other culinary professionals in the Boston area.
Over the course of six months, the StarChefs.com team visited more than 100 chefs, pastry chefs, bartenders, sommeliers and artisans in Greater Boston.
“The Boston dining and drinking scene is expanding beyond the city center and Cambridge. Now, you can have dim sum-style mezze, award-winning cocktails and killer large format dinners in places like Somerville, Newton and as far as Woburn,” said Will Blunt, managing editor of StarChefs.com.
The winners will be showcased at the StarChefs.com Rising Stars Gala on Thursday, April 16, at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston beginning with an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and followed by a tasting gala from 7-9:30 p.m.
“While much of the country struggles to nurture—let alone celebrate—women in the restaurant industry, Boston and its leading female chefs, including Lydia Shire, Barbara Lynch, Jody Adams, Ana Sortun and Susan Regis, have worked for years to establish the city as a place where women chefs can flourish and lead,” said Antoinette Bruno, editor-in-chief of StarChefs.com.
A portion of the April 16 evening’s proceeds will go to Boston Public Market, a year-round, self-sustaining market, where 40 farmers, fishermen and food producers from Massachusetts and New England offer fresh, local food. The Boston Public Market will be the only locally sourced market of its kind in the U.S.
Some of the 2015 StarChefs.com Boston York Rising Stars Award winners are Chefs Patrick Campbell, Café ArtScience; Cara Chigazola, Oleana; Carl Dooley, Craigie on Main; Matthew Delisle, L’Espalier; Cassie Piuma, Sarma; and John daSilva, Spoke. Naomi Levy of Eastern Standard received the Community Chef Award.