February 20, 2013 09:25 PM by Veronica Dudo
On part one of the two part season finale of Top Chef: Seattle, Tom Colicchio puts his restaurant’s reputation on the line as he opens his doors and gives the final three chefs free rein of his kitchen. John Besh and Martin Yan are the special guest judges. Brooke Williamson and Sheldon Simeon have made it to the finale, but who will be the third surprise chef on the Bravo reality TV show? Keep reading to find out!
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series that has dished out 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 battling it out are Brooke Williamson from Los Angeles and Sheldon Simeon from Hawaii; but the winner of the Top Chef Last Chance Kitchen will also be joining the competition.
It’s been an interesting season so far with some fan favorites going home! However, thanks to Top Chef Last Kitchen the eliminated chefs get another chance to return to the reality TV show for the finale.
After a little rest and relaxation back home Brooke and Sheldon gear up for the ultimate battle in Los Angeles! But the question on everyone’s mind is who will be the third chef? The anticipation is finally over as host Padma Lakshmi announces that Kristen Kish won Last Chance Kitchen and is the third chef in the finale!
The chefs began season 10 in Tom’s restaurant, Craft and fittingly they end there. For the Elimination Challenge, the final three chefs must each prepare an appetizer, an entree and a dessert to serve in Los Angeles. Host Padma Lakshmi, John Besh, Martin Yan, Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson join head judge Tom Colicchio. Tom trades in his place at the critics table to play expeditor in the kitchen. Sadly, all three chefs struggle to serve perfect meals.
After tasting the dishes, the judges deliberate and must select the final two chefs to compete for the title of Top Chef and send someone packing. Unfortunately, Sheldon Simeon is eliminated from the competition and Brooke Williamson and Kristen Kish move on to the finale.
The judges have decided: Brooke Williamson and Kristen Kish are in the finale. Who do you want to win Top Chef: Seattle? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!
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