Working with the Rising Stars

Since 2006 Cervena venison has partnered with to honor the rising stars of the restaurant scene in America, recognising and celebrating emerging talent.

 Young chefs striving to gain recognition in a competitive market have often been noticed by the Starchefs assessors for their innovative and flavoursome presentations using Cervena venison.  Here are just a few of the creative and innovative dishes using Cervena venison created by the award winning chefs at the Rising stars Galas and Honorees dinners.


2011 New York Sustainability Chef John Mooney. Cervena Venison and Black Bean Chili with Vintage Cheddar

Chef Ed Kenney, 2012, Hawaii  Cervena Venison, Pa'i 'ai, Tomato, Watercress

Chef Rene Ortiz, Austin 2012, Cervena Venison Taco, Chipotle Harissa, Fennel Pollen Yogurt, and Bacon Fat Tortilla

Rising Star Chef Bart Vandaele, Washington 2006, Cervena Venison Couscous Waffle with Fresh Herbs and Mushrooms

Chef Chris Nugent, Chicago 2012,  Roasted Cervena Venison Loin, Beet-Horseradish Macaroon, Spanish Arbequina Olive Oil and Nasturtiums

Mohammad Islam, LA 2006, Seared Cervena Venison Loin with California Cherry Compote


rene ortiz cervena venison taco

chris nugent

Chef Chris Nugent works with Cervena at the Rising Stars