TUESDAY: StarChefs.com Hosts DC Area Rising Stars Awards

Washington, DC (December 15, 2014)StarChefs.com, the restaurant industry trends magazine, announces its DC Area Rising Stars Awards, showcasing the winners at their Rising Stars Gala on Tuesday, December 16 at Union Market, beginning with an awards ceremony at 6:30pm, followed by a tasting gala from 7-9:30pm. This night will be hosted by Sofitel Lafayette iCi Urban Bistro‘s Franck Loquet.

From Baltimore and Frederick, Maryland to Richmond and Clifton, Virginia, the StarChefs.com team visited more than 125 chefs and artisans across seven cities.

The tasting gala will give attendees the opportunity to experience 28 of the area’s restaurants with beverage pairings and cocktails by the winning sommeliers and bartender, in one location for one night only.

Kyle Bailey of The Arsenal at Bluejacket @Chefkylebailey | Mike Friedman of Red Hen @MikeyFriedmanDC, Matthew McGhee of RANGE @MattieMcGhee | Joe Palma of Bourbon Steak @ChefJoePalma | Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury @AaronMSilverman | Johnny Spero of minibar @johnnyspero | Ian Boden of The Shack @chefiab | Austin Fausett of Trummer’s on Main @ajfausett | Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt @leepgregory | Phillip Perrow and Caleb Shriver of Dutch & Company @PhilPerrow @calebdshriver | Joe Sparatta of Heritage @jsparatta | George Marsh of Parts & Labor @PartsLabor | Graeme Ritchie of Volt @graemearitchie | Mike Isabella of Kapnos @MikeIsabellaDC | Nathan Anda of Red Apron @nathan_anda | Giane Cavaliere of Rogue 24 @GianeCavaliere | Sarah Malphrus of Woodberry Kitchen @semalphrus | Derek Brown of Columbia Room, Eat The Rich, Mockingbird Hill, The Passenger, and Southern Efficiency @BetterDrinking | Dave Coleman and Mike McGarvey of 3 Stars Brewing Company | Evrim Dogu of Sub Rosa Bakery | Benjamin Thompson of The Rock Barn @TheRockBarn | Jay Caragay of Spro Coffee @onocoffee | Bryan Tetorakis of Rogue 24 @yescheftender | Brent Kroll of Neighborhood Restaurant Group @BTKroll | Julian Mayor of Bourbon Steak @JuliansJuice | and, Julie Dalton of Wit and Wisdom @JulieMDalton

General Admission is $95 per person. VIP tickets are $125 and include a private VIP reception with Champagne & Petrossian Caviar starting at 5:45pm. A portion of the evening’s proceeds go to DC Central Kitchen. Tickets can be purchased at www.starchefs.com/risingstars.

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