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Starchefs.com Event Highlights Regional Talent

By May 30, 2014Rhode Island, Top News

The Providence Biltmore was the site of Star Chefs Rising Star Awards Tasting Gala and Awards Ceremony on April 15, 2014. Hundreds of guests, including New-England area chefs and beverage professionals, sampled cuisine, beer and cocktails from Rhode Island and Maine nominees. Bartender Jay Carr of The Eddy, Chef James Mark of North, Chef Derek Wagner of Nicks on Broadway, Chefs Tyler Burnley and Chad Hoffer of Thames Street Kitchen, Chef Matt Jennings, Farmstead Inc. and Chef Jake Rojas of Tallulah on Thames were among winners.

Chef Derek Wagner of Nicks on Broadway and John Richard, sales consultant for Elevated Spirits, a division of McLaughlin & Moran and owner of The Avery. Photo by Chris Almeida.

Chef Derek Wagner of Nicks on Broadway and John Richard, sales consultant for Elevated Spirits, a division of McLaughlin & Moran and owner of The Avery. Photo by Chris Almeida.

Rising Star Bartender Jay Carr from The Eddy in Providence. Photo by Chris Almeida.

Rising Star Bartender Jay Carr from The Eddy in Providence. Photo by Chris Almeida.

Joseph Haggard, bar manager of The Grange, Andrew Volk, Rising Star Bartender of Portland, Maine’s Hunt & Alpine Club and Stefanie Melchert, Northeast Regional Manager, Lucas Bols USA. Photo by Chris Almeida.

Joseph Haggard, bar manager of The Grange, Andrew Volk, Rising Star Bartender of Portland, Maine’s Hunt & Alpine Club and Stefanie Melchert, Northeast Regional Manager, Lucas Bols USA. Photo by Chris Almeida.

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