StarChefs Rising Stars Gala went down last night at the Kimmel Center, and it was packed with hot chefs and their food-loving fans. Top Chef alum Jennifer Carroll may be opening a restaurant in NYC, but she’s a Philly girl at heart, and was in the house all evening saying hi to old friends and chatting with fans. We caught up with her as she was leaving with buddy Madison Alpern to snap the matching-fur-coat photo above.The
Just before we headed out, right as the lights were turned on to toss everyone out of the venue, we snapped the pic below. That’s chef-owner Gregory Vernick of Vernick Food & Drink on the left - he looks adorably annoyed at beverage manager Vincent Stipo’s antics, whose drinks are just as snappy as his rose pose.