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Exclusive: StarChefs announces L.A.'s 'Rising Stars'

 Walter

Culinary magazine StarChefs.com announces today its 2010 Los Angeles-San Diego Rising Stars winners in Santa Monica. StarChefs announces Rising Stars in four cities each year; former Los Angeles winners include David Lefevre of the Water Grill, mixologist Vincenzo Marianella and pastry chef Elizabeth Belkind.

This year's winners:

CHEFS
Kuniko Yagi, Sona, Los Angeles
Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles
Ken Takayama, Melisse, Los Angeles
Walter Manzke, Church & State, Los Angeles
Rory Herrmann, Bouchon, Beverly Hills
Diana Stavaridis, BLD, Los Angeles
Stephan Samson & Zachary Pollack, Pizzeria Ortica, Costa Mesa 
Michael Voltaggio, The Dining Room at the Langham, Pasadena
Jason Knibb, Nine-Ten, San Diego
William Bradley, Addison, San Diego

PASTRY CHEFS, MIXOLOGISTS AND MORE ....

PASTRY CHEFS
Jordan Kahn, XIV, Los Angeles
Adrian Vasquez, Providence, Los Angeles

MIXOLOGISTS
Julian Cox, Rivera, Los Angeles
Eric Alperin, The Varnish, Los Angeles

SOMMELIER
Jesse Rodriguez, Addison, San Diego
Christopher Miller, Spago, Beverly Hills

CONCEPT
Adam Fleischman, Umami Burger, Los Angeles

RESTAURATEURS
Josh and Zoe Loeb, Huckleberry & Rustic Canyon, Santa Monica, CA

SUSTAINABILITY CHEF
Ray Garcia, Fig, Santa Monica

COMMUNITY CHEF
Roy Choi, Kogi, Los Angeles

-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Walter Manzke at Church & State by Jamie Rector / For The Times

 
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