James Beard Rising Stars: Infographic


The Rising Star award is always one of the most exciting at the James Beard Awards. The honor is given to “A chef age 30 or younger who displays an impressive talent and who is likely to make a significant impact on the industry in years to come.” Past winners include Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina TosiDavid ChangGrant AchatzAndrew CarmelliniMarcus SamuelssonTraci Des JardinsBobby Flay, and Todd English.

This year, there are 27 nominees:

  • Doug Adams, Imperial, Portland, OR
  • Tanya Baker, Boarding House, Chicago
  • Jay Blackinton, Hogstone Wood Oven, Orcas Island, WA
  • Alex Bois, High Street on Market, Philadelphia
  • Joseph Cuccia, 17 Summer, Lodi, NJ
  • Angela Dimayuga, Mission Chinese Food, NYC
  • Ryan Fox and Ali Matteis, Nomad, Portland, OR
  • Sara Hauman, Huxley, San Francisco
  • Sarah Hymanson and Sara Kramer, Madcapra at Grand Central Market, Los Angeles
  • Bradley Kilgore, Alter, Miami
  • Elise Kornack, Take Root, Brooklyn, NY
  • Irene Li, Mei Mei, Boston
  • Garrett Lipar, Marais, Grosse Pointe, MI
  • Grae Nonas, Olamaie, Austin
  • Misti Norris, Small Brewpub, Dallas
  • Maximillian Petty, Eden Hill, Seattle
  • Ryan Pollnow, Aatxe, San Francisco
  • José Ramírez-Ruiz, Semilla, Brooklyn, NY
  • Matt Rudofker, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, NYC
  • Beau Schooler, The Rookery, Juneau, AK
  • Marc Sheehan, Loyal Nine, Cambridge, MA
  • Daniela Soto-Innes, Cosme, NYC
  • Cara Stadler, Tao Yuan, Brunswick, ME
  • Alan Sternberg, Cerulean, Indianapolis
  • Jarrett Stieber, Eat Me Speak Me, Atlanta
  • Edward Sura, Perennial Virant, Chicago
  • Jenner Tomaska, Next, Chicago 

Only one (or in one instance above, two) can win. But what’s the recipe for a rising star? Check out the infographic below for a breakdown:



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