2014 Star Chefs Rising Stars Gala

Written by: Sara K | Photography by: Jay Snap

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The 2014 Rising Stars Awards honored the DC’s up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals representing the leading contemporary American dining in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The event began with an awards ceremony at 6:30pm, followed by a tasting gala from 7-9:30pm.

The walk-around tasting gala gave attendees the opportunity to experience 28 of the area’s restaurants with beverage pairings and cocktails by the winning sommeliers and bartender, in a single location and the tastebud hungry guests ended the night with Giane Cavaliere of Rogue 24 Featured Dish: Sour Cherries, Valrhona Chocolate, Cola, with Pistachios and Sarah Malphrus of Woodberry Kitchen Featured Dish: Buttermilk Sorbet, Oat Granola, Sorghum, and Peaches.

Find more photographs from the event on our Facebook Page.

The exciting group of Chef winners were:

DC Chefs

Kyle Bailey of The Arsenal at Bluejacket | @Chefkylebailey

Featured Dish: Pork Loin, Chanterelles, Asian Pears, Red Quinoa, and Pecans

Mike Friedman of Red Hen | @MikeyFriedmanDC

Featured Dish: Cavatelli, Heirloon Squash, Mushrooms, and Sage

Matthew McGhee of RANGE | @MattieMcGhee

Featured Dish: Octopus, Lentils, Wheat Berries, and Pistachio

Joe Palma of Bourbon Steak | @ChefJoePalma

Featured Dish: Fluke Crudo, Furikake, Golden Beets, Herb Jus, Baby Turnips, and White Shoyu

Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury | @AaronMSilverman

Featured Dish: Pork Sausage and Habanero-Lychee Salad

Johnny Spero of minibar | @johnnyspero

Featured Dish: Australian Lamb, Cucumbers, Whey, and Dill

Virginia Chefs

Ian Boden of The Shack | @chefiab

Featured Dish: Pretzel Gemelli, Virginia Ham, and Mustard Sauce

Austin Fausett of Trummer’s on Main | @ajfausett

Featured Dish: Duck, Foie Gras, Popcorn, Wild Rice, and Balsamic Reduction

Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt | @leepgregory

Featured Dish: Wagyu Tartare, Egg, Squid Ink Bread, and Pickled Watermelon

Phillip Perrow and Caleb Shriver of Dutch & Company | @PhilPerrow @calebdshriver

Featured Dish: Rye Perfect Egg, Cured Salmon, Quinoa, and Cumin Yogurt

Joe Sparatta of Heritage | @jsparatta

Featured Dish: Flounder, Smoked Potatoes, Spinach, and Brown Butter

Maryland Chefs

George Marsh of Parts & Labor | @PartsLabor

Featured Dish: Lebanon Bologna

Graeme Ritchie of Volt | @graemearitchie

Featured Dish: Wagyu Short Rib, Malt, and Salsify

Community Chef

Mike Isabella of Kapnos | @MikeIsabellaDC

Featured Dish: Australian Lamb with Grain Salad

Concept Chef

Nathan Anda of Red Apron | @nathan_anda

Featured Dish: Tête de Pho

DC Pastry Chef

Giane Cavaliere of Rogue 24 | @GianeCavaliere

Featured Dish: Sour Cherries, Valrhona Chocolate, Cola, and Pistachios

Maryland Pastry Chef

Sarah Malphrus of Woodberry Kitchen | @semalphrus

Featured Dish: Buttermilk Sorbet, Oat Granola, Sorghum, and Peaches


Derek Brown of Columbia Room, Eat The Rich, Mockingbird Hill, The Passenger, and Southern Efficiency | @BetterDrinking

Featured Drink: Oloroso Float

DC Artisans

Dave Coleman and Mike McGarvey of 3 Stars Brewing Company | @3starsbrewing

Featured Beer: Southern Belle Imperial Brown Ale

Virginia Artisans

Evrim Dogu of Sub Rosa Bakery

Featured Dish: Rosemary-Sea Salt Flatbread

Benjamin Thompson of The Rock Barn | @TheRockBarn

Featured Dish: Pickled Okra Dog and Assorted Charcuterie

Maryland Artisans

Jay Caragay of Spro Coffee | @onocoffee

Featured Drink: French Press Ethiopian Lekepipto


Bryan Tetorakis of Rogue 24 | @yescheftender

Featured Cocktail: The Martyr

DC Sommeliers

Brent Kroll of Neighborhood Restaurant Group | @BTKroll

Pairings with winners’ dishes

Julian Mayor of Bourbon Steak | @JuliansJuice

Pairings with winners’ dishes

Maryland Sommelier

Julie Dalton of Wit and Wisdom | @JulieMDalton

Pairings with winners’ dishes

Host Chef

Franck Loquet of iCi Urban Bistro

VIP reception featuring Petrossian Caviar

Author: Editor In Chief

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