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StarChefs Announces SoCal's Top Rising Culinary Stars

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Daily Dish shares news that today culinary trade publication StarChefs.com announces its top LA/San Diego rising culinary stars to watch. In the past blue ribbons have gone home with David Lefevre of the Water Grill, mixologist Vincenzo Marianella and pastry chef Elizabeth Belkind. This year winners include Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Walter Manzke, Michael Voltaggio, Eric Alperin, Adam Fleischman, Josh and Zoe Loeb, and Roy Choi among many more.

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
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

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