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WINDY CITY ONES TO WATCH

April 14, 2011

Here are Chicago’s Rising Culinary Stars

Congratulations to the 2011 StarChefs.com Chicago Rising Stars. Top culinary talent from the Windy City will be honored at a gala awards event on May 23rd at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. These are the ones to watch in 2011.

CHEFS
Jimmy Bannos Jr. at The Purple Pig
Curtis Duffy Avenues at the Peninsula Chicago
Dirk Flanigan at Henri and The Gage
Stephanie Izard at Girl & the Goat
Chris Pandel at The Bristol
Shin Thompson at Bonsoirée
Andrew Zimmerman at Sepia

PASTRY CHEFS
Patrick Fahy at Blackbird
Jimmy MacMillan at Cathedral Hall at the University Club of Chicago

HOTEL PASTRY CHEF
Meg Galus at Café des Architectes at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

COMMUNITY CHEF
Ryan Poli at Tavernita

SUSTAINABILITY CHEF
Geoff Rhyne SugarToad at Hotel Arista

CONCEPT CHEF
Jared Van Camp at Old Town Social

RESTAURATEURS
Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz of Boka Restaurant Group

MIXOLOGIST
Paul McGee at The Whistler

SOMMELIERS
Rachael Lowe Sixteen at Trump International Hotel & Tower

Michael McAvena at The Publican

HOST CHEFS

Brad Parsons of the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

Beverly Kim-Clark of Aria Restaurant at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

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