Tasting Gala and Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
5:45pm – 9:30pm
VIP Reception at 5:45pm*
Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm
Tasting Gala to follow
The Goat Farm Arts Center
1200 Foster Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
Tickets: $85 General Admission; $125 VIP*
*Private reception includes Champagne and Petrossian Caviar.
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Atlanta Rising Stars Award Winners
For Atlanta Rising Stars, StarChefs.com is thrilled with the opportunity to present acclaimed local artist David Baerwalde in conjunction with the Goat Farm Arts Center. In his most recent Arts Center exhibition, an installation of “delicious objects,” Baerwalde has reclaimed and reconfigured anonymous bits of scrap material and waste—everything from wood and sawdust to honey and coffee grounds—transforming the detritus of the Goat Farm’s recent evolution into simple, elegant pieces that express the locale. The exhibition is the perfect companion to a night celebrating local culinary talents, products, and daring creativity.
How to Make it Panel
Join us as our Rising Stars discuss how they "made it" in the challenging culinary profession
Tuesday, June 12
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta
1927 Lakeside Parkway
Tucker, GA 30084
Hosted by Anne Quatrano
Ford Fry, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246, and The Optimist
Hector Santiago, Pura Vida
Chad Guay, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
Sommelier Varja Stratigos, Fifth Group Restaurants
Mixologist Eric Simpkins, The Lawrence
This is a private event – invitation only
Get your grub and drink on at the Rising Star After-Party!
914 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
Wednesday, June 13
Complimentary sponsored food and beverages 10:30pm to 12:30am
Open to food industry professionals only!
Wholesome Wave Georgia strives to turn the tide in favor of fresh, local, and wholesome food, for the good of us all. It is their mission to increase access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food at producer-only farmers markets in the state of Georgia. The organization doubles the value of state and federal nutrition benefits for low-income shoppers by creating financial incentives with local farmers.