StarChefs Names 2009 Rising Stars

This year's Rising Stars enjoy tiny bottles of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne
This year’s Rising Stars enjoy tiny bottles of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne Photo: StarChefs

Culinary website StarChefs has released its list of 2009 Rising Star chefs in Boston, the site’s first such list in Boston since 2006. While the list doesn’t have the cachet of, say, Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs, StarChefs has a pretty good track record at identifying talent. The first class of Boston Rising Stars, issued in 2003, included Pigalle’s Marc Orfaly, Dante de Magistris of dante, and Oleana’s Ana Sortun, and 2006’s crop featured Andy Husbands of Tremont 647, and Craigie On Main’s Tony Maws. Will this year’s class of honorees hit similar heights? Check out the full list below and make your own predictions.

Chef Jamie Bissonnette {Toro}
Chef Chris Chung {Uni}
Chef Will Gilson {Garden at The Cellar}
Chef Andres Grundy {Clio}
Chef Mike Pagliarini {Via Matta}
Chef Chris Parsons {Catch}
Chef Rachel Klein {Aura}
Pastry Chef Jiho Kim {L’Espalier}
Sommelier Theresa Paopao {Oleana}
Bar Chef Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli {Craigie On Main}
Restaurateur Joanne Chang {flour bakery + cafe, Myers + Chang}
Restaurant Concept Award Maura Kilpatrick {Sofra}
Community Award Louis DiBiccari {Sel De La Terre}
Sustainability Award Richard Garcia {Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro}

2009 Boston Rising Star Chefs [StarChefs]

StarChefs Names 2009 Rising Stars