He’s a Top Chef MVP: a judge on Top Chef and Just Desserts and a Masters contestant. The owner of Fleur de Lys in San Francisco and Las Vegas is also a DJ and a Lady Gaga fan. He tells F&W’s Kate Krader about 10 of his passions.
The Top Chef Season One winner shows his love for Thai flavors at his Manhattan restaurant Kin Shop. Here, he tells F&W’s Kate Krader about more of his passions, including the TV series Game of Thrones.
The Chicago-based chef and restaurateur champions Italy, both at at his flagship, Spiaggia, and on Top Chef Masters. But he tells Kate Krader that among his 10 obsessions are Chinese dumplings in chile oil.
As Top Chef Season 6 winner Michael Voltaggio prepares to open Ink (he spells it "ink.") in Los Angeles and publish his first cookbook, he shares 10 obsessions with F&W’s Kate Krader and tells her baking fish in a salt crust is sexy.
Susan Feniger, the exuberant star of Top Chef Masters Season 2, owns several Los Angeles restaurants, including the street food-celebrating Street. But, she tells F&W's Kate Krader, cooking is just one of her obsessions.
The winner of Top Chef: Just Desserts Season 1 is opening a San Francisco pastry shop, Tout Sweet, later this year. He shares the secret of his Zen-like calm, his fascination with Björk and two luscious dessert recipes.
Winning Top Chef Season 4 made Stephanie Izard a celebrity. Now she has an excellent new restaurant, Chicago's The Girl & The Goat, to keep people talking. Here, 10 of her passions, including country music and the TV show, 24.