Stop by the Rising Star Chef Pavilion at the Adirondack Appliance Culinary Stage on February 10-12 at the Home Expo and catch some of the Capital Region’s most promising up-and-coming chefs doing demos and food samplings throughout the weekend.

The Albany Chef’s Food & Wine Festival and is committed to celebrating and promoting our up & coming chefs. Each of the 6 winning chefs underwent the 3 month competition where they were nominated by the public; had to meet selection criteria; pass the finalist phase and then were reviewed & interviewed by committee judges, all while being voted on buy the public. The 6 winning chefs not only are celebrated as the brightest rising stars of the Albany culinary scene, they also receive a mentorship with one of our iconic Signature Chefs.

The winners are listed here on our website:

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