StarChefs Returns to Vibiana on Tuesday, June 13

Star Chefs, 2014


The 2017 Rising Stars Awards for Los Angeles presented by StarChefs returns to Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 13.

Tickets are now on sale here.

General admission includes the awards and tasting while the VIP includes the awards, tasting as well as a private caviar and cava tasting hosted by Chef Neal Fraser before the awards ceremony.

This is a great event! I enjoyed so many bites when I attended a few years ago. And those rising chefs from a few years ago have gone on to open many outstanding and popular restaurants today.

Rising Stars at Vibiana, 2014

2017 StarChefs Los Angeles Rising Stars

Get 17 dishes and 17 wine pairings as well as cocktails! The  menu looks terrific.


Vartan Abgaryan, 71Above 

Barbecued octopus, pickled persimmon, mustard greens

Tristan Aitchison, Providence

Prawn tartare, caviar, finger lime, fermented apple, rice crackers

Gareth Evans, Gwen

Wagyu tartare, wasabi greens, bone marrow, egg yolk

Holly Jivin , The Bazaar by José Andrés

Kushi oyster, passion fruit, finger lime, hibiscus

Joe Johnson, Charcoal Venice

Potato, crème fraîche, butter, gouda

Sarah Hymanson & Sara Kramer, Kismet

Broccoli toast with labneh, citrus, sesame bread

Alison Trent, Ysabel

Ricotta-truffle capeletti, pickled ramps, wild mushrooms

Johnny Zone, Howlin’ Ray’s

Nashville hot chicken wings

a bite from Star Chefs, 2014

Pastry Chefs 

Gregory Baumgartner, 71Above 

Caramel custard, almonds, coconut sorbet, vanilla-white soy gelée, pork powder

Jessie Liu, Providence

Roasted and pickled strawberries, wood sorrel, mascarpone, black pepper


Chris Amirault, Otium

Piña Colada: milk-washed Scotch, sencha, lime, pineapple, coconut

Yael Vengroff, The Spare Room

The Sex Wax: mezcal, grapefruit cream soda, cappelletti, cocchi rosa, watermelon, chile salt

** dishes and drinks are subject to change


And there’s so much more including chocolate, quesadillas, pastrami! Plus additional awards and

StarChefs Awards 


214 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

  • Tuesday, June 17
  • 6:30-9:30 p.m., tasting begins at 7:15 p.m.
  • VIP access starts at 5:45 p.m.


  • $125 VIP
  • $95 General Admission


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