TOP CHEF -- "Wok This Way" Episode 1312 -- Pictured: (l-r) Richard Blais, Padma Lakshmi, Carl Dooley -- (Photo by: Kim White/Bravo)

Top Chef Recap: Yan Can Cook, and So Can Carl

The Table chef Carl Dooley has landed near the top of the judges' lists several times this season, but he had yet to win a challenge—until now.

TOP CHEF -- "Hammer Time" Episode 1311 -- Pictured:  (l-r) -- (Photo by: Steve Jennings/Bravo)

Top Chef Recap: That’s A Rap

Boston is down a local contender after a jaunt to the Bay Area. Silver lining: MC Hammer loved both Karen and Carl's dishes, and their culinary rap names.

TOP CHEF -- "Restaurant Wars Part 2" Episode 1310 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bill Chait, Gail Simmons, Karen Akunowicz, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio-- (Photo by: Dale Berman/Bravo)

Top Chef Recap: Restaurant Victory

Boston chefs Karen Akunowicz and Carl Dooley pull off a pop-up restaurant called Palate during the Bravo show's most demanding Restaurant Wars challenge ever.

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Robert Sisca Is Leaving Bistro du Midi

The chef and partner is taking over at a Providence, R.I. restaurant group, and his successor hasn't been named.

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The Incredible Shrinking Chef: Part III

Chef Nookie talks strange, habit-breaking 'erasers,' ditching an all-elastic wardrobe, and returning to the kitchen.

TOP CHEF -- "Where's the Beef?" Episode 1308 -- Pictured: (l-r) Karen Akunowicz, Kwame Onwuachi, Carl Dooley -- (Photo by: Dale Berman/Bravo)

Top Chef Recap: The Beef with Beef

Boston's Karen Akunowicz brings the girl power—and so does Chef Jacques la Merde. Someone should have brought a whole cow, though.

TOP CHEF -- "Back in the Day" Episode 1307 -- Pictured: (l-r) Phillip Frankland Lee, Carl Dooley -- (Photo by: Dale Berman/Bravo)

Top Chef Recap: And Then There Were 10

The Top 10 is solidified, and Karen Akunowicz and Carl Dooley remain the two to beat. On 'Back in the Day,' they reflect on formative experiences in their Boston careers.