Top Chef

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.

TOP CHEF -- "Banannaise" Episode 1306 -- Pictured: Karen Akunowicz -- (Photo by: Jerod Harris)

Top Chef Recap: Cheers to Karen

When Padma handed her a beer, Karen Akunowicz knew it wasn't just any old toast, but the Boston chef soon had reason to celebrate.

Top Chef California

Top Chef Recap: Karen and Carl Are Hot

In the California desert, the chefs had to harness the power of the sun. Back here in Boston, you may someday be able to try their dishes.

Top Chef

Carl Dooley and Karen Akunowicz Break Down Top Chef Premiere

The Emmy-award winning Bravo series returned for its 13th season during a two-night premiere on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The California roadtrip began in Los Angeles, with 17 highly-qualified chefs, including two from Boston.