Meet the 2023 class of Austin-San Antonio Rising Stars

Industry magazine StarChefs named 16 local chefs, bartenders, sommeliers, and tastemakers from Austin on its 2023 Austin-San Antonio Rising Stars list.


Meet a few Austin-San Antonio Rising Stars: Kareem El-Ghayesh, Amanda Turner, Rich Reimbolt, Casandra Perez-Martinez, and Rania Zayyat.

Photos courtesy of StarChefs

We’re starstruck. Restaurant industry magazine StarChefs named its 2023 Austin-San Antonio Rising Stars across eight categories.

The 16 winners are chosen by StarChef editorial staff out of 100+ chefs, bartenders, and tastemakers in the area. This is the third class from Austin-San Antonio.

To celebrate, StarChefs will host Rising Stars Restaurant Week Friday, Dec. 1-Friday, Dec. 15, giving locals a chance to taste signature bites from the winners.


Game Changers

  • Arjav Ezekiel and Tracy Malechek-Ezekiel | Birdie’s



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