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StarChefs Philadelphia Rising Stars Art of Presentation Contest

26 March 2019

Steelite is excited to present the 2019 Philadelphia Rising Stars Art of Presentation contest featuring the award-winning chefs from the Philadelphia area. This contest focuses on the creativity behind the plating, so take a close look at the talent in each dish! Please vote for the Chef that created your favorite plating presentation. 

Check out the images* in each Chef's plating gallery shown below, then use the poll to vote. The deadline to vote is Friday, April 12th at 12 pm EST. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 16th at the Awards Ceremony & Tasting Gala. The winning chef receives $5,000 towards Steelite International product of their choice and a ticket to the 2019 StarChefs International Chefs Congress with a spot in Steelite's Art of Presentation Pop Up.

The poll is closed. Stay tuned to @steeliteusa to find out the winner.

Share this contest with your friends! Use the hashtag #ArtofPresentation and tag us @steeliteusa.

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Chef Tyler Akin of Stock

Chef Tyler Akin

Yam Samun Phrai: Herb Salad with Basil and Culantro, Minced Pork, Shrimp Paste, Red and Yellow Onion, Cashews, Carrots, Fried Shallots and Coconut Milk Vinaigrette
Chef Tyler Akin Chef Tyler Akin
Naem Khao Tod: Steak Salad with Cilantro, Mint, and Red Curry Jasmine Rice Cakes Thai Style Fruit Salad with Pomelo, Tangelo, White Grapefruit, Honeycrisp Apple, Clementine, Blood Orange, Cashew, Thai Chile, Whipped Coconut Cream, Mint, and Basil


Chef Matt Harper of Kensington Quarters

Chef Matt Harper

Crispy Pig Ears, Barbecue Spice, Celery Root Purée, Cranberry Beans, Shiitake Mushrooms, Shaved Celery Root

Chef Matt Harper and Sommelier Megan Storm Chef Matt Harper
Red Wine-braised Short Rib, Mole, Fermented Aji Dulce Chiles, Beef fat-confited and Roasted Carrots, and Mustard Greens Roasted Goat Cheese Camembert, Herb Oil, Pepitas, Sweet Pickled Pumpkin, Honeycrisp Apple, and Honey


Chef Jesse Ito of Royal Sushi Izakaya

Chef Jesse Ito

Charred Japanese Spanish Mackerel, Dashi, Mirin, Rice Vinegar, Ginger-Garlic-Scallion Purée, and Mioga Purée

Chef Jesse Ito Chef Jesse Ito
Torched Ora King Salmon Sushi, Chives, and Sudachi Toro Sushi with Caviar and Chives


Chef Michael Vincent Ferreri of Res Ipsa Café

Chef Michael Vincent Ferreri

Celery Root Caponata, Moroccan Black Olive Caramel, Roasted Celery Root, Shaved Fennel, Onion, Sesame Seeds, and Celery Root Purée

Chef Michael Vincent Ferreri Chef Michael Vincent Ferreri
Fazzoletti, Preserved Citrus, Oregano, Chiles, and Bottarga Orecchiette, Mushrooms, Marjoram, Parsley, and Parmesan


Chef Chad Williams of Friday Saturday Sunday

Chef Chad Williams

Chicken Liver Mousse, Caramelized Foie Gras, Date Molasses, and Mustard Seeds

Chef Chad Williams Chef Chad Williams
Roasted Sweet Potato, Sorghum-Miso Vinaigrette, Toasted Coconut-Coffee Oil, Caramelized Onion Sauce, Popped Sorghum, and Parsley Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Smoked Celery Root Purée, Preserve Citrus Chawanmushi, Sunchoke Chimichurri, and Mushroom-Sherry Broth


Chef Alexander Yoon of Little Fish

Chef Alexander Yoon

Fluke, Broccoli Rice, Shishitos, Almonds, and Brown Butter

Chef Alexander Yoon Chef Alexander Yoon
Lobster Garganelli with Truffles Grilled Lobster, Charred Jalapeño-Kewpie Mayonnaise, Radishes, and Brik


Pastry Chef Camille Cogswell of Zahav

Pastry Chef Camille Cogswell

Malabi Custard, Saffron-Persimmon Sauce, Persimmon, and Walnut

Pastry Chef Camille Cogswell Pastry Chef Camille Cogswell
Carrot-Hazelnut Basboosa, Cranberry, Brown Butter-Hazelnut Praline Ice Cream, and Carrot Chips Pear Sorbet, Celery Granita, Aniseed Meringue, and Lemon


Pastry Chef Tova du Plessis of Essen Bakery

Pastry Chef Tova du Plessis

Bagel Sandwich with Salmon and House Cream Cheese

Pastry Chef  Tova du Plessis Pastry Chef Tova du Plessis
Poppy Seed Danish Chocolate Rugelach


Pastry Chef Samantha Kincaid of Cadence

Pastry Chef Samantha Kincaid

Pumpkin Mousse Cake, Pear, Korean Date Purée, and Pumpkin Seeds

Pastry Chef Samantha Kincaid Pastry Chef Samantha Kincaid
Frozen Nougat, Rye Porridge, Cranberry, and Miso-Beet Cake Chocolate Malt-Rye Tart: Smoked Almond and Malted Shortbread Shell, Beets, Prunes, Olive Oil, Beet-Vinegar Syrup, Candied Hibiscus Buds, Dehydrated Beet, and Whipped Ricotta


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