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Rising Talent 2021 Finalists

Over the last year and a half, the hospitality industry as we know it has been irrevocably transformed. The pandemic led to mass layoffs, business shutdowns, and food shortages—it was a dark hour for an industry that thrives on in-person interaction and social connection. But from adversity and loss sprang hope and innovation—either out of necessity, desire or crisis response—so many people found ways to keep going. Many pivoted their existing businesses while others launched entirely new ventures or finally had the space to pursue their dream career. In this spirit, it’s especially fitting that The Art of Plating Rising Talent Awards are back in 2021, celebrating young leaders in the food and drink world. 

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Rising Talent 2021 Semifinalists

2020 was a year like no other. A global pandemic took a human and economic toll, with restaurants and the hospitality industry being hit especially hard. Mass layoffs, temporary and permanent shutdowns, pivoting to delivery models, and donating free meals to healthcare workers were just some of the things that took place in hotels and restaurants across the country. Everywhere you looked, there were stories of struggle and heartbreak, but there were also stories of hope — moments that reinvigorated that passion for cooking and hospitality.

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Curated: Singapore

A few months ago we flew to Singapore for the first time to check out the diverse and booming culinary scene there. These are our top picks for some of the best restaurants in Singapore where you can find delicious food and of course, #TheArtOfPlating.

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A Perfect Weekend in Lisbon

Miguel Andrade, a Lisbon-based writer and researcher, chef connector and all-around bon vivant took over our Instagram to show us where go on a Perfect Weekend in Lisbon. Here’s what you missed.

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A New Podcast By The Art of Plating

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