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CELEBRATING 16 RISING TALENTS FEARLESSLY PURSUING THEIR PASSION IN THE CULINARY & HOSPITALITY SPACE.

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 that largely remain untold. 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.

FARMERS – PRODUCERS – CHEFS – RESTAURATEURS – ARTISTANS – PHOTOGRAPHERS – JOURNALISTS – ENTREPRENEURS – RESEARCHERS – HOTELIERS – AND MORE

— A LETTER FROM OUR FOUNDER —

July 22, 2019

At #THEARTOFPLATING, we know what it’s like to take a risk, to pioneer a crazy idea, to change sceptics into believers, and to turn a dream into reality. We also know we would not be where we are today without the support of so many dedicated and hardworking talents within our global community — the ones who share our wild vision.

Today, we have made it a part of our unwavering mission to support, lift, and empower the next generation of industry talents. We’re pleased to announce The Art of Plating Rising Talent list, a new annual list celebrating the diverse figures who are forging a new path in the culinary and hospitality space.


Maria Nguyen
Founder

— OUR SELECTION PROCESS —

This year, The Art of Plating Rising Talent will honor 16 individuals in United States & Canada through a rigorous multi-phase process. Candidates are nominated by our invitation-only community of actively engaged industry insiders – a comprised cross-section of more than 150 professionals and tastemakers in U.S. & Canada. Candidates must show exceptional talent in their discipline and be under 35 years of age or have worked in their field for less than five years.

Semi-finalists will first be selected based on the nominations submitted. Final Honorees are hand chosen by our Committee, a group of iconic industry leaders, and will be announced on October 15, 2019.

— COMMITTEE MEMBERS—

OUR JUDGING COMMITTEE ARE INDUSTRY LEADERS WHO BRING A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE

MARIA NGUYEN
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER

Maria Nguyen is a former art director and digital media veteran turned mega mind behind The Art of Plating. Her work has taken her all over the world to collaborate with some of the world’s best chefs and has garnered her awards such as CSQ NextGen 10 in Philanthrophy, Art, and Culture; Pixel Awards Instagram of The Year; and Shorty Awards Nominated Best Social Media in Art.

@mariataop

Daniel Humm
CHEF & AUTHOR

Daniel Humm is the chef/co-owner of Make It Nice which is behind Eleven Madison Park, The NoMad in NY, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. His numerous accolades include seven James Beard Foundation Awards, three Michelin Stars, and the #1 spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2017.

@danielhumm

Dominique Crenn
CHEF & ACTIVIST

Dominique is the chef/co-owner of Crenn Dining Group in San Francisco which operates three Michelin starred restaurant Atelier Crenn, Petit Crenn, and Bar Crenn. She is an outspoken and active member of the international culinary community, promoting innovation, sustainability, and equality through her frequent participation in various panels and summits.

@dominiquecrenn

Brian De Lowe
Hotelier

Brian is President and Co-Founder of Proper Hospitality, which operates and brands luxury lifestyle hospitality experiences under its Proper, Avalon, and Custom brands.  In his role, he is responsible for finding and developing buildings in culturally vibrant cities and neighborhoods to create unique, one-of-a-kind, high-end lifestyle hotels.

@briandelowe

Evan Sung
Photographer

Evan Sung is a prominent food, lifestyle and travel photographer based in Brooklyn, NY who has traveled the world to shoot over 40 well respected cookbooks and projects with clients like The New York Times, Vogue, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, GQ, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Phaidon Press, TenSpeed Press, Random House, and many others.

@evansungnyc

— FOUNDING PARTNERS—

THE ART OF PLATING RISING TALENT LIST IS PRESENTED BY

“Revol is extremely proud and honored to be part of the first edition of the Rising Talent list… To be able to support, promote, and encourage the next generation of talents is an exciting adventure for us.”
- Alexandra Jacques Goval, CEO of Revol USA

— CONTACT—

For more information about the list or media inquiries, please email info@theartofplating.com