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The Art of Plating 16 Rising Talent Finalists 2019

TAOP Staff / October 15, 2019

The Art of Plating’s inaugural Rising Talent presented by Valrhona and Revol celebrates the accomplishments of 16 culinary and hospitality professionals (plus one On The Rise) that typically go unrecognized in conventional awards. Choosing standout individuals representing a range of professions – from purveyors and producers to chefs and entrepreneurs – is an acknowledgement that food and hospitality go hand in hand, and depend on a complex ecosystem to survive and thrive.

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The Art of Plating Rising Talent x Valrhona

TAOP Staff / October 14, 2019

We are proud to share our partnership with Valrhona, the leading brand behind world’s finest chocolate produced in France since 1922, for The Art of Plating Rising Talent 2019. Learn about our partnership and watch how Valrhona makes their white chocolate bonbons at their L’Ecole Valrhona Brooklyn school.

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A Look Into The Art of Plating Rising Talent Judging Process

TAOP Staff / October 4, 2019

Here’s a look into the judging process behind The Art of Plating Rising Talent with industry icons like chef Daniel Humm, chef Dominique Crenn, hotelier Brian De Lowe, photographer Evan Sung, and editor-in-chief Maria Nguyen.

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The Art of Plating Rising Talent 36 Semifinalists

TAOP Staff / August 19, 2019

As part of our search for 16 fearless individuals for The Art of Plating Rising Talent, we asked our invitation-only community of actively engaged industry insiders — a comprised cross-section of more than 150 professionals and tastemakers in U.S. & Canada — to nominate names worthy of recognition. Here are our 36 semifinalists.

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How to Prepare Scallops

TAOP Staff / August 6, 2019

Here’s an easy way to prepare raw scallops in a few steps. Chef Mei Lin of Nightshade, Los Angeles, CA shows us how to make her Hokkaido Scallops dish with coconut vinaigrette, crispy fried ginger, and coriander.

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The Art of Plating Rising Talent Announcement

TAOP Staff / July 22, 2019

Every plate has a story behind it — the farmer who woke up at 4 AM to harvest vegetables, the chef who stayed up late to perfect his recipe, or the photographer that quit their day job to take beautiful food photos. These are the stories that inspire us and the ones we feel go unheard. We’ve created The Art of Plating Rising Talent list to celebrate these stories and the diverse class of exceptional, passionate, and game changing figures in the culinary ecosystem.

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