Join StarChefs in celebrating the fourth class of Chicago Rising Stars … and the 50th Rising Stars Awards Gala hosted since 2003. The city’s most talented chefs, artisans, somms, and bartenders will come together in one location for one night only, on Monday, June 8 at The Lincoln Park Zoo for a walk-around tasting gala that will showcase 19 dishes and beverage pairings, along with two signature cocktails.
Johnny Clark & Beverly Kim | Parachute
Abraham Conlon | Fat Rice
Harold Jurado | Yusho
Sarah Rinkavage | Lula Café
Lee Wolen | Boka
Erling Wu-Bower | Nico Osteria
Salt Cod Ravioli, Lardo, and Artichokes (Lee Wolen of Boka:).
Greg Biggers | Chestnut Provisions at Sofitel
Christine Cikowski & Josh Kulp | Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Erin Byrne, Drew Gordon Davis & Hunter Swartz | Eastman Egg Company
Matt Eisler & Kevin Heisner | Heisler Hospitality
Greg Mosko | NoMI at Park Hyatt Chicago
Anna Posey | The Publican
Smoked Valrhona Chocolate Mousse, Avocado, Pepper Dulce de Leche, and Jerk Pineapple Sorbet (Greg Mosko of NoMI at Park Hyatt Chicago ).
Xavier Alexander | Metric Coffee Co.
Gregory Laketek | West Loop Salumi
Greg Wade | Publican Quality Bread
Dave Bleitner & John Laffler | Off Color Brewing
Art Jackson & Chelsea Jackson | Pleasant House Bakery
Jacyara de Oliveira | Sportsman’s Club
Tyler Fry | Violet Hour
The Cruellest Month: Braulio, Gin, Punt e Mes, Lemon, and Salt (Tyler Fry of Violet Hour).
Ryan Arnold | Lettuce Entertain You
Chris Albano | Levy Restaurants at Arlington Park
David Burns | Levy Restaurants at Wrigley Field
John Hogan | River Roast
Daniel Kelly | Tigerlily Events at Cafe Brauer
Satoru Takeuchi | NoMI at Park Hyatt Chicago