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Top Chef Seattle Recap: Restaurant Wars

January 09, 2013 09:23 PM by Veronica Dudo

Things are heating up in the kitchen on Top Chef: Seattle with only eight chefs left in the competition on Bravo. The pressure is on for the Quickfire as the cheftestants must impress culinary icon Wolfgang Puck with one of his favorite ingredients. In the Elimination Challenge, Restaurant Wars begin with Danny Meyer!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series that is sure to have lots of drama this season! The winning chef will receive $125,000 furnished by Healthy Choice, a feature in Food & Wine magazine, a showcase at the Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and will earn the title of “Top Chef.”

The contestants are Lizzie Binder from Napa; Micah Fields from Los Angeles; Joshua Valentine from Oklahoma City; Kristen Kish from Boston; Brooke Williamson from Los Angeles; Sheldon Simeon from Hawaii; Josie Smith-Malave from Miami; and Stefan Richter from Finland.

It’s down to the wire and the contestants are putting their culinary skills to the test. It takes a mix of personality, knowledge and skills to win the coveted title of Top Chef and everyone is eyeing it up!

For the Quickfire the chefs must impress culinary icon Wolfgang Puck with one of his favorite ingredients–ginger. But, there’s one twist: the chef’s only have 15 minutes! In the end, Wolfgang Puck selects Brooke as the winner with her ginger squid and she wins immunity.

In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs are cooking up new concepts for more than 200 people at the city’s premier food event, Bite of Seattle.

Legendary restaurateur Danny Meyer joins as guest judge alongside Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi. After tasting the dishes, the judges must decide who will stay and who will go.

The judges select Kristin and Sheldon as the winners and they each get $10,000. It’s Sheldon’s 30th birthday and he is delighted with the outcome.

Now, Kristen and Sheldon will kick-off Restaurant Wars. The winner of Restaurant Wars will receive a brand new Toyota Avalon. But, first it’s time for an elimination and the judges decide to eliminate Micah Fields.

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