October 03, 2007 10:25 PM by Joe Blackmon
On the season finale of Top Chef 3, Casey Thompson, Dale Levitski, and
Hung Huynh faced their final challenge. At the world famous Aspen
Mountain Club, the chefs were challenged to cook their best three
course meals. In a twist, the chefs had to prepare their dishes in the
Michelle Bernstein, Rocco DiSpirito and Todd English make special guest appearances to serve as sous chefs for the contestants. Todd assisted Dale, Michelle assisted Casey, and Rocco assisted Hung.
To add some additional pressure, head judge Tom Colicchio told the chefs that they had to prepare an additional fourth course. To help the chefs, former contestants CJ, Howie, and Sara returned. CJ helped Dale, Howie helped Casey, and Sara helped Hung.
The Top Chef finale dinner was served to the judges, the sous chefs, and former Top Chef contestant Brian Malarkey. After the meal, the three finalists received feedback from the judges. The judges agreed that two courses went to Hung and two courses went to Dale.
At the live part of the finale, Casey, Dale, and Hung joined host Padma Lakshmi and the judges in Chicago. Padma Lakshmi announced that the winner of Top Chef 3 was Hung Huynh. Hung said “I’m so excited. I worked so hard to get here and to prove myself and to have so much support from America. I’m speechless.”