Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Top Chef Masters Season Five Competitors Announced!

There will be a Top Chef Masters season 5 and the competitors have been announced:

David Burke (David Burke Townhouse, NYC)
Douglas Keane (formerly of Cyrus, Healdsburg, CA)
Sue Zemanick (Gautreau's, New Orleans)
Richard Sandoval (Richard Sandoval Restaurants)
Bryan Voltaggio (Volt, Frederick, MD)
Franklin Becker (Abe & Arthur's, NYC)
Lynn Crawford (Ruby Watchco, Toronto, Canada)
Odette Fada (formerly of San Domenico, NYC)
Neal Fraser (formerly of Grace, Los Angeles)
Jennifer Jasinski (Bistro Vendôme, Denver, CO)
Jenn Louis (Lincoln Restaurant, Portland, OR)
Herbert Wilson (Sushi Samba, Las Vegas)
Sang Yoon (Father's Office, Los Angeles)

Bryan Voltaggio! Hmm...might actually have to watch this season!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Top Chef New Orleans!

Bravo has confirmed that season 11 of Top Chef will be filmed in New Orleans! So...another season of sweaty, humid torture for the cheftestants.

Will you be watching?

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Top Chef Pig Roast

Several former Top Cheftestants are participating in an event for Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry. Nyesha Arrington's Pig Roast will be held on April 28th, 2013, at Wilshire Restaurant, 2454 Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica, CA from 1-4pm.

Guest chefs will include Ilan Hall, CJ Jacobsen, Alex Reznik, Marcel Vigneron, and Brooke Williamson from Top Chef and Danielle Keene from Top Chef Just Desserts.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Padma Lakshmi Talk Show

This was in the mailbox this morning. I'm assuming Padma is on Anderson Cooper's show tomorrow.

" Come be part of the audience for a “Talk Show” with a Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi on Friday, March 15th. Please email us In your email please include you full name, phone number, and number of tickets desired. Please write “Top Chef” in the subject line.

"The show tapes in New York, and you must be 18 or older to attend."

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Recap Roundup - Top Chef Seattle Finale Part Two

A Just Recompense on like the Super Bowl, but not: "Now we find out: each round will be voted immediately, and the first chef to win three rounds will win Top Chef. Sort of like the Super Bowl. For each round, first chef to win three votes wins the round. Which opens up all sorts of possibilities for manipulating the results to stretch things out and add suspense. It also cuts down on the discussion of the food, which Tom acknowledges in his blog. Sure they’d want to cut down on the descriptions of the food, since we’re viewers who can’t taste it and thus rely on the judges’ comments; they wouldn’t want to make it too easy for us. TC, Viewer Challenge Edition."

Friday, March 1, 2013

All Top Chef Interview with Brooke Williamson

Top Chef Seattle finalist, Brooke Williamson talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:  

ATC:  Do you think it was harder to fight your way through all of the challenges, or to fight back in Last Chance Kitchen?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chef Kristen Kish is Top Chef!

After being crowned Top Chef, Chef Kish thanked Tom Colicchio for Last Chance Kitchen, and there's little wonder why. In the past, top contenders have been sent home for being the leaders in Restaurant Wars. This time, however, Kristen was able to fight her way back into the finale and claim the Top Chef win. Chef Kish was deemed a favorite to take the top prize after only a couple of episodes, and her determination to win never faltered. To battle back after her controversial elimination was quite a feat and proves that Chef Kish is truly Top Chef.

Congratulations Chef Kish on a hard fought win!

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Reactions to Top Chef Seattle Finale Part Two

It looked like Top Chef became Iron Chef when the two finalists, Brooke and Kristen, went head-to-head in a flashy kitchen studio with a live audience. The cheftestants were competing to win the best three courses out of a possible five in order to be crowned Top Chef.