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FOUR - The World's Best Food Magazine Announces Rising Stars Awards

LONDON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

     FOUR is delighted to announce its international Rising Star Awards, whereby four up-and-coming chefs from Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia & Australasia have been titled Rising Star 2014

Each region is headed up by an acclaimed judge; Andrea Petrini represents Europe; Alexandra Forbes represents Latin  America; Mitchell Davies represents North  America; Melinda Joe represents Asia  &  Australasia. Three regional panellists joined each judge, submitting a list of their selected 10 Rising Star chefs. Each list was submitted this year, crosschecked and whittled down to four names.

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The  Rising  Stars

Runners-up: Daisuke Kaneko, Haruhiko Yamamoto, Matt Abergel

Runners-up: Paul Qui, Danny Bowien, Nick Barker

Runners-up: Rodrigo Oliveira, Pia Leon, Jorge Vallejo

Runners-up: Magnus Nilsson, Bertrand Grébaut, Isaac McHale

About  Rising  Stars  Awards 

Debuting this year, FOUR's Rising Stars Awards are a pioneering celebration of the up-and-coming talent within international fine-dining.

As well as the four judges, a panel of three others support the choice of rising star within each region. Each panellist has submitted a list of ten Rising Stars, which has been whittled down to produce a list of each region's four winning Rising Star chefs.

About  Rising  Stars  Judges

  • Andrea  Petrini: Chairman of World's 50 Best, creative director of Cook it Raw, co-director of Paris des Chefs, and experienced food writer.

Panellists: Anna Morelli, Severin Corti, Mattias Kroon

  • Alexandra  Forbes: Brazil-born food and travel writer and food editor at GQ  Brasil.

Panellists: Marcela Baruch, Ivanova Gambus, Dr. Luiz Kimura

  • Mitchell  Davis: Executive Vice President of James Beard Foundation, experienced food, restaurant and travel writer and cookbook author.

Panellists: Bonnie Stern, Andrew Knowlton, Kate Krader

  • Melinda  Joe: Tokyo-based food and drinks journalist, and contributor to CNNGo and Japan  Times.

Panellists: Izumi Shibata, Michael Ryan, Poonperm Paitayawat

Rising  Stars  Criteria

  • Chefs: aged 35 or under on 17 January 2014; in the position less than five years and in the region for at least two years (may not be natives).
  • Panellists have visited restaurant within the last 12 months.
  • The Rising Stars are determined by a points scheme. Each panellist gives chefs' points to determine their position.

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