Rising star chefs to be honored in S.F.

StarChefs.com, an online magazine for culinary insiders, presents the Rising Stars Chef Awards, a gala event in San Francisco. This year’s stars include Nate Appleman of A16, Jennifer Biesty of Coco500, Mark Dommen of One Market, James Syhabout of Plumpjack Café, Mourad Lahlou of Aziza, Jonah Oakden of The Blue Plate, Seiji Wakabayashi of Bushi Tei, pastry chef Belinda Leong of Gary Danko, pastry chef Nicole Krasinski of Rubicon, hotel chef Peter Rudolph of Campton Place, sommelier Becky Swenson of Delfina, sommelier Michael Garcia of XYZ at the W Hotel, bar chef Jonny Raglin of Absinthe, “sustainability" award to chef Laurence Jossel of NOPA and host chef Thomas Rimpel of Westin St. Francis.

The tasting will feature dishes from each chef, as well as wine pairings. The event is at 7 p.m. June 19 at the Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St. Tickets are $95 at www.starchefs.com/risingstars or by calling (212) 966-3775.

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