The Rising Stars Plating Award, presented by Steelite International, honors chefs who not only make you want to devour a dish, but who also take the time to make plating beautiful.

View the platings below by each of the corresponding chefs listed within the poll, and then vote for your favorite San Francisco Bay Area Rising Stars dish plating by 3pm EST Monday, June 10.

The winning chef receives $5,000 towards Steelite International product. Please only vote ONCE.

Voting for Rising Stars Plating Contest is now closed! Congratulations to all of the chefs who participated, especially to our winner--Pastry Chef Juan Contreras!

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Chef Ryan Farr from 4505 Meats

Smoked Pork Jowl, Truffle Butter, Chicharrónes, House Sauerkraut, House Beer Mustard, Apricot-Pistachio

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Pastry Chef Yigit Pura from Tout Sweet Patisserie

65C Poached Organic Egg Sandwich with Braised Fennel and House Gougère

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Chef Mark Liberman from AQ

Rabbit Mergeuz, Sweetbreads, Yellow Eye, and Carrot Harissa

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Pastry Chef Juan Contreras from Atelier Crenn

Beet-Chocolate Sorbet, Sheep’s Milk Yogurt, Mandarin Purée, and Edible Flowers with Eucalyptus-Menthol Cream

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Chef Nick Balla from Bar Tartine

Dill-cured King Salmon, Fennel, Avocado, and Dashi Broth

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Pastry Chef Matt Tinder from Coi

Gooseberry Baba Cake, Shiso, and Honeycomb

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Chef Jason Fox from Commonwealth

Sea Urchin, Trout Roe, Potato, Gem Lettuce, Lime Cream, and Pickled Wasabi Leaf

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Pastry Chef William Werner from Craftsman & Wolves

Passion Verrine with Black Tea Madeleine

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Chef Sean Baker from Gather

Yuba Pappardelle, Confit Carrot, Pumpkin Seed Bolognese, Cranberry Bean, and Nasturtium

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Chef Richie Nakano from Hapa Ramen

Vegetarian Ramen: Sugar Pie Pumpkin and Miso Broth, Roasted Radicchio, Smoked Soy Sauce, Carrots, Arugula, and Slow-cooked Egg

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Chef Jacob Des Voignes from Local Mission Eatery

Steak Tartare, Roasted Bartlett Pears, Kabocha Purée, Pumpkin Seeds, and Ancho Cress

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Pastry Chef Mellisa Root from Madera

Raspberry Gin Fizz: Gin Granita, Raspberry Fizz, and Lemon Crème-Freyo

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Chef Jessica Largey from Manresa

Delicata Squash, Caramelized Clams, Porcini Emulsion, and Homemade Furikake

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Pastry Chef Stephanie Prida from Manresa

Milk Chocolate, Dulce de Leche, Milk Meringue, and Buttermilk

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Chefs Evan and Sarah Rich from Rich Table

Pork Trotters, Chicory, and Chicharròn

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Chef Duncan Holmes from Sons & Daughters

Roasted Beets, Aromatic Spices, and Fresh Tarragon

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Chef Brett Cooper from Outerlands

Red Boat Fish Sauce-glazed Berkshire Pork Belly, Kumquat, Fermented Daikon, and Wild Mustard and Onion Flowers

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MaxRo
MaxRo

 @steeliteusa @callmeyokoono I have tried to vote from my phone, and my friends phone and it all shows as if we have already voted???? Why?? Plus a bunch of us at work tried to vote for Mellisa and it won't allow us to vote either. 

steeliteusa
steeliteusa moderator

@MaxRo @callmeyokoono Were you able to vote yet? The contest ends at 3pm EST and we just wanted to make sure you had another chance. Try it again. Is it working?

steeliteusa
steeliteusa moderator

@MaxRo @steeliteusa @callmeyokoono We have it set to track based on IP address so that people don't vote multiple times for the same chef. The IP tracking has been removed and is not only using cookies. So, you can vote from different browsers or different computers on the same network. Try it again and see if you can vote!

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