#20FOURteen | Celebrating FOUR’s Rising Stars

09 Dec 2014
2 min read
Earlier this year, we announced our Rising Star Awards whereby four up-and-coming chefs from Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia & Australasia were titled Rising Star 2014…

Debuting in 2014,FOUR’s Rising Stars Awards was a pioneering celebration of the talent within international fine dining, defining four international up and comingchefs. The wonderfulRising Starswere…

Asia & Australasia

Winner |, Jimbocho Den

Runners-up |, ,

North America

Winner |, Husk

Runners-up |, ,

Latin America

Winner |, Epice

Runners-up |, ,


Winner |, Jour de Fête

Runners-up |, ,

Rising Stars Criteria
  • Chefs must be aged 35 or under at the time the list was made (17 January 2014).
  • The chefs can work in someone else’s kitchen or his/her own restaurant, but must have been in the position less than five years.
  • Each chef must have been in the region they are working in for at least two years, but do not necessarily have to originate from the region.
  • Panellists must have visited restaurant within the last 12 months.
  • The Rising Stars’ shortlist is determined by a points scheme. The individual panellists determine each chef’s allocated points, which are accumulated to determine each Rising Star’s position. The finalists are the four chefs from each region’s with the highest points.

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About the Rising Stars Judges

Each region was headed up by an acclaimed judge;, chairman of World’s 50 best, representingEurope; Sao Paulo-based food writerrepresentsLatin America; Executive Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, Mitchell Davies representsNorth Americaand Tokyo-based food columnistrepresentsAsia & Australasia. Each judge has worked with a group of three panellists within their region, with each one submitting a list containing the names of their selected 10 Rising Star chefs. Each list was compiled based on basic criteria set out byFOURand submitted earlier this year, before being crosschecked, tallied up and whittled down to four names.

As well as the four illustrious judges aforementioned, a panel of three others will support the choice of rising star within each region. Each panellist will submit a list of their ten chosen Rising Stars, which will then be whittled down to produce a list of each regions top four Rising Star chefs and singling out the winners.

Europe Judges

Andrea Petrini |Chairman of World’s 50 Best, creative director of Cook it Raw and co-director of the food festival Paris des Chefs, is an influential master of fine-dining with a wealth of experience under his belt as a food writer.

Anna Morelli |Founder of Vandenberg Edizioni

Severin Corti |Food editor and chief restaurant critic of Austria’sDer Standard

Mattias Kroon |Editor ofMat & Vännerfood magazine, Sweden

Latin America

Alexandra Forbes |Brazil-born food and travel writer who writes for numerous publications, including The World’s 50 Best and Folha de S.Paolo and is the food editor at GQ Brasil.

Marcela Baruch | Food and wine writer at Revista Galería de Búsqueda, restaurant critic and sommelier

Ivanova Gambus |Museum director, cookbook author and member of the Gastronomy Academy in Venezuela

Dr. Luiz Kimura |Hand surgeon and ever-travelling foodie

North America

Mitchell Davis |Executive Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, America-born Mitchell Davis is an experienced food, restaurant and travel writer and cookbook author.

Bonnie Stern | Cookbook author andfood personality

Andrew Knowlton |Restaurant and drinks editor atBon Appétitmagazine

Kate Krader |Restaurant Editor at Food & Wine Magazine

Asia & Australasia

Melinda Joe |Tokyo-based food, drinks and travel journalist, Melinda Joe is a regular contributor to CNNGo and the Japan Times, among others. Her experience as a journalist has seen her travel through culinary capitals.

Izumi Shibata |Freelance food journalist and editor

Michael Ryan |Chef, Provenance restaurant, Australia

Poonperm Paitayawat |Blogger, The Skinny Bib

Stay tuned for the 2015 Rising Star Awards…