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FOUR – The World’s Best Food Magazine Announces Rising Stars Awards

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LONDON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
FOUR is delighted to announce its international Rising Star Awards, whereby four up-and-coming chefs from Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia & Australasia have been titled Rising Star 2014
Each region is headed up by an acclaimed judge; Andrea Petrini represents Europe; Alexandra Forbes represents Latin America; Mitchell Davies represents North America; Melinda Joe represents Asia & Australasia. Three regional panellists joined each judge, submitting a list of their selected 10 Rising Star chefs. Each list was submitted this year, crosschecked and whittled down to four names.
The Rising Stars
Asia & Australasia winner: Zaiyu Hasegawa, Jimbocho Den
Runners-up: Daisuke Kaneko, Haruhiko Yamamoto, Matt Abergel
North America winner: Sean Brock, Husk
Runners-up: Paul Qui, Danny Bowien, Nick Barker
Latin America winner: Alberto Landgraf, Epice
Runners-up: Rodrigo Oliveira, Pia Leon, Jorge Vallejo
Europe winner: Agata Felluga, Jour de Fete
Runners-up: Magnus Nilsson, Bertrand Grebaut, Isaac McHale
About Rising Stars Awards
Debuting this year, FOUR’s Rising Stars Awards are a pioneering celebration of the up-and-coming talent within international fine-dining.
As well as the four judges, a panel of three others support the choice of rising star within each region. Each panellist has submitted a list of ten Rising Stars, which has been whittled down to produce a list of each region’s four winning Rising Star chefs.
About Rising Stars Judges
Andrea Petrini: Chairman of World’s 50 Best, creative director of Cook it Raw, co-director of Paris des Chefs, and experienced food writer.
Panellists: Anna Morelli, Severin Corti, Mattias Kroon
Alexandra Forbes: Brazil-born food and travel writer and food editor at GQ Brasil.
Panellists: Marcela Baruch, Ivanova Gambus, Dr. Luiz Kimura
Mitchell Davis: Executive Vice President of James Beard Foundation, experienced food, restaurant and travel writer and cookbook author.
Panellists: Bonnie Stern, Andrew Knowlton, Kate Krader
Melinda Joe: Tokyo-based food and drinks journalist, and contributor to CNNGo and Japan Times.
Panellists: Izumi Shibata, Michael Ryan, Poonperm Paitayawat
Rising Stars Criteria
Chefs: aged 35 or under on 17 January 2014; in the position less than five years and in the region for at least two years (may not be natives).
Panellists have visited restaurant within the last 12 months.
The Rising Stars are determined by a points scheme. Each panellist gives chefs’ points to determine their position.
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Source: FOUR – The World’s Best Food Magazine

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March 20, 2014 at 4:56 pm

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