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Top Chef

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Top Chef’s New Season Has Tons of Boston Flavor

Dorchester native Valentine Howell Jr. had a wave of nausea while standing at the judges’ table, but once the Boston-based chef reminded himself that this […]

Carl Dooley

A “Top Chef” Star Is Moving into a Seafood Restaurant in Boston’s Back Bay

Nearly a year after his previous restaurant closed as a casualty of the pandemic, one of the Boston area’s top chefs is stepping to the […]


Stephanie Cmar Goes From a “Shitty Little” Boston Kitchen to the “Top Chef All Stars” Finale

Boston chef Stephanie Cmar didn’t make lemonade out of the lemons she had during one particular challenge on the current season of Top Chef All […]


Six “Top Chef” Episodes to Binge-Watch to Get to Know Boston’s Two All-Star Contestants

It’s been a pretty bleak week for local food lovers, but here’s one bright spot: Top Chef returns to the airwaves on Thursday, March 19. […]


Boston Chefs Karen Akunowicz and Stephanie Cmar Return to “Top Chef” in 2020

Top Chef returns to the airwaves in March 2020 with its second-ever “All Stars” season featuring returning cheftestants—and among the cast of 15 competitors are […]

After Top Chef, Brian Young's next challenge is opening the Emory.

Brian Young Talks Top Chef and Taking the Helm at the Emory

He can’t share spoilers. (Trust us, we tried.) But however he fares on the new Kentucky-set season of Top Chef, which premieres on Bravo on Thursday, […]

Adrienne Wright of Deuxave and Boston Chops is one of the final five chefs competing on Top Chef Season 16 Kentucky

Meet Adrienne Wright before Her Top Chef Season 16 Debut

Adrienne Wright has been crushing her goals in the kitchen for more than a decade. Move to Boston and work for Michael Schlow? Check. Climb […]

Bright Young and Adrienne Wright are two Boston chefs who will be on "Top Chef" Season 16

Two Bostonians Are Competing to Be the Next Top Chef

The Boston restaurant scene has two chances to claim the next Top Chef: Adrienne Wright, executive chef of Boston Urban Hospitality Group restaurants Deuxave, Boston Chops, […]

City Life

The Top Chef/Teamsters Trial Is Wrapping Up

The trial examining whether Teamsters unlawfully pressured the staff of the TV show Top Chef while they were filming here to get them to hire union labor […]

City Life

Watch Video of Teamsters Harassing the Staff of Top Chef

Remember the case of Boston Teamsters accused of extorting the staff of Bravo TV show Top Chef to hire union workers? The trial has finally begun. And that means we’re […]

The Pokeworks Coco Bora bowl by chef Sheldon Simeon

Top Chef Favorite Sheldon Simeon Debuts a Poké Bowl in Somerville

Poké, a trendy and traditional Hawaiian seafood dish, isn’t hard to come by in Boston—and neither is food cooked by chefs made famous by Top […]

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Gail Simmons on Boston Chefs, Waking Up With Purpose, and Letting Loose at Hojoko

More than 11 years into her role as a judge on the Emmy award-winning Bravo TV show Top Chef, Gail Simmons has found a good […]


Top Chef Recap: A Good Run

Last night, four Top Chef contestants had to create the send-off menu for a famed San Francisco restaurant and a dining room full of culinary superstars, and Cambridge’s […]


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

If Carl Dooley ever tires of classic technique at the 20-seat Table, we know what his Plan B could be: The Boston chef finally got […]


Top Chef Recap: That’s A Rap

Pour out a bowl of mushroom dashi for Karen Akunowicz, who was sent packing after last night’s episode of Top Chef. The Myers + Chang […]