Top Chef star Fatima Ali, a contestant from Colorado, has died at age 29. Chef Bruce Kalman, who was close friends with Ali, shared the news on Instagram on Friday.“It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Fatima Ali today, as she has lost her battle with cancer,” he wrote. “I will miss you Fati, and you will be in my heart forever. I’ll always remember the great times we had, especially our interview during the tailgating episode discussing football, stadiums, and Taylor Swift.” Longtime Colorado Springs chef learns hard lessons, mentors culinary studentsBravo network also released a statement to Twitter: “We are deeply saddened to hear the news that Fatima Ali lost her courageous battle with cancer,” the tweet read. “Our thoughts are with her family at this time. People not only fell in love with her cooking, but fell in love with her personality and heart.”The season 15 alum revealed to fans that her health was … [Read more...] about Fatima Ali, ‘Top Chef’ star from Colorado, dies after battle with cancer
By Marcy de Luna Published 12:48 pm CST, Monday, January 14, 2019 Top Chef France 2015 finalist Kevin D’Andrea takes over the kitchen helm at La Villa in Montrose. Top Chef France 2015 finalist Kevin D’Andrea takes over the kitchen helm at La Villa in Montrose. Photo: Courtesy Photo: Courtesy Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Top Chef France 2015 finalist Kevin D’Andrea takes over the kitchen helm at La Villa in Montrose. Top Chef France 2015 finalist Kevin D’Andrea takes over the kitchen helm at La Villa in Montrose. Photo: Courtesy Former Top Chef finalist Kevin D'Andrea takes over kitchen at Montrose's La Villa 1 / 5 Back to Gallery Kevin … [Read more...] about Former Top Chef finalist Kevin D’Andrea takes over kitchen at Montrose’s La Villa
By Marcy de Luna Updated 10:03 am CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 Manabu Horiuchi: Kata Robata"The baller board at Georgia James. The chefs choose the best meat, sides and other surprises and serve them on one large board. It's very unique and super tasty." >>> Click through to see more of Houston's iconic dishes, according to local top chefs. less Manabu Horiuchi: Kata Robata "The baller board at Georgia James. The chefs choose the best meat, sides and other surprises and serve them on one large board. It's very unique and super tasty." >>> ... more Photo: Julie Soefer Photography Photo: Julie Soefer Photography Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Manabu Horiuchi: Kata Robata"The baller board at Georgia James. The chefs choose the best … [Read more...] about What’s Houston’s signature dish? We asked local top chefs to weigh in.
St. Paul chef Justin Sutherland kicked off his run on Bravo’s “Top Chef: Kentucky” on Thursday night with a strong showing. Sutherland’s team won the first quickfire challenge, which took place at Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby, with a beet, carrot and poached egg dish that appeared to be the result of his leadership. That win came with a prize — two VIP tickets to the Kentucky Derby in May. The teams of three were then pitted against each other to host a Kentucky Derby party, where they each served 200 guests a dish. Chefs in each group were awarded a win, place or show. Those who showed were in the running to be sent home. Though the judges seemed to love Sutherland’s coconut shrimp and grits with pink peppercorns and spiced, candied orange zest, his dish placed, meaning he was safe, but not on top. The cameras seemed to love Sutherland, giving him a lot of time to ruminate on the experience. Our favorite quotes were: “The … [Read more...] about Justin Watch: How our local chef did on the first ‘Top Chef’ episode
Brother Luck is headed back to television.In 2017, Luck, owner of Four by Brother Luck, was a “cheftestant” on season 15 of Top Chef, a reality show on Bravo that pits culinary experts from around the country against each other in a battle to claim the top prize. Luck didn’t win, and he packed up his knives and came back to Colorado Springs. But in a Facebook post Wednesday, he announced, “Guess who’s coming back to compete for a spot on @bravotopchef again?”He won’t come back as a "cheftestant" on Top Chef yet, but he will be on its companion show, Last Chance Kitchen, available only online. It’s where chefs who were eliminated from Top Chef get another opportunity to compete in the series. Arts & Entertainment Colorado Springs chefs put spotlight on local culinary community Teresa Farney Three cheftestants eliminated from past seasons were invited to compete in season 16 of Last Chance Kitchen. Luck was joined by fellow … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs’ Brother Luck getting second try for chance to be Top Chef