NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ten New York City chefs have been honored as “Sterling Silver Emerging® Tastemakers of 2006” by Sterling Silver® Premium Meats and Food Arts magazine.
Chefs were selected based on their skill, talent and creativity, as well as their ability to capture the attention and praise of their peers – and several of New York’s demanding food critics.
“We believe it’s important that the new generation of chefs be recognized for their talents and contributions to the food world,” said Michael Batterberry, founder, editor-in-chief and publisher of Food Arts magazine, the influential award-winning publication for the restaurant and hotel trades. “It’s an integral part of our editorial focus at Food Arts.”
“While we’ve supported the culinary community via scholarships and education programs for years, we’re excited to have created this program as a way to highlight and support established chefs,” said Kent Harrison, senior brand manager for Cargill, the parent company of Sterling Silver brand meats.
Winners of the 2006 Sterling Silver Emerging Tastemaker Awards are: April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig; David Chang, Momofuku; Iacopo Falai, Falai; Brad Farmerie, Public; Polo Dobkin and Cal Elliott, co-chefs at both Dressler and DuMont; Gypsy Gifford, Rain; Alexandra Guarnaschelli, Butter; Aaron Sanchez, of Centrico and Paladar and Alex Urena, of Urena.
“These chefs are already making their mark in New York, but we predict that in the years to come many of these talented individuals will be influencing what, where and how we dine out on a national level,” noted Harrison.
Chefs were identified by Food Arts and recognized by Sterling Silver at a banquet Oct. 8, 2006 at OLiVES New York, Union Square. The banquet featured a menu prepared especially by Executive Chef Michael Crain and entertainment by award-winning violinist Stefan Milenkovich.
Special thanks to the sponsors of the event TAU Sparkling and Still water, and Green Tree Packing Company.
About Sterling Silver® Premium Meats
Sterling Silver is an exclusive brand of gourmet beef and pork available though select retail grocers and restaurant/foodservice distributors across North America. Consumers may order Sterling Silver gift boxes online at www.sterlingsilvermeats.com.
Each cut of Sterling Silver meat is hand-selected and carefully trimmed to ensure that it is consistently tender, juicy and flavorful every time. For more information on Sterling Silver premium meats, visit www.sterlingsilvermeats.com or call: 1-800-757-2079.
About Food Arts
Food Arts is the award-winning magazine for the restaurant and hotel trades that most recently won the coveted Folio Gold “Eddie” B2B Award in 2005. The magazine was founded in 1988 by Michael and Ariane Batterberry, who also founded the leading consumer magazine, Food & Wine in 1978. Food Arts is published by M. Shanken Communications in New York City, who also publish Wine Spectator and Cigar Aficionado.