NEW YORK — Former “Top Chef” Fatima Ali, who competed in the recent “Top Chef” season set in Colorado that concluded in March, says she has a year to live. The 29-year-old underwent surgery to remove a tumor in January. However, Ali wrote Tuesday in an essay for Bon Appetit that the “cancer cells my doctors believed had vanished are back with a vengeance in my left hip and femur bone.” Ali says her oncologist told her she has a year to live, “with or without the new chemotherapy regimen.” Chef Brother Luck of Colorado Springs was one of Ali’s fellow contestants on Season 15 of the “Top Chef” series on Bravo. Ali writes she used to dream of owning her own restaurant. Now she has a growing list of restaurants to visit and is “sketching a plan” to eat her way through New York. Ali says “every day is an opportunity for me to experience something new.” Ali was voted the fan favorite in Season 15.