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Top Chef Season 5: Meet The Contestants!

Oct 1 2008 - 11:15am

Get excited Top Chef [1] fans. Bravo [2] has announced the latest set of 17 cheftestants [3] who will unpack their knives on the upcoming season of Top Chef. Mark your calendar: the competition kicks off on Nov. 12 at 10 p.m. Shot in New York City, this season promises to be the biggest yet. So without further ado, here are the competing chefs and judges.

Photos courtesy of Bravo [4].

Alex

Age: 33
Hometown: New York, NY
Resides in: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Executive Chef, Restaurant 15

Ariane

Age: 41
Hometown/Resides in: Verona, NJ
Position: Chef/owner of CulinAriane in Montclair, NJ

Carla

Age: 44
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Resides in: Washington, DC
Position: Owner/Chef, Alchemy Caterers

Danny

Age: 26
Hometown/resides in: New Hyde Park, NY
Position: Executive Chef, Babylon Carriage House

Fabio

Age: 30
Hometown: Florence, Italy
Resides in: Moorpark, CA
Position: Owner, Cafe Firenze Italian Restaurant Martini Bar

Gene

Age: 33
Hometown: Whitmore Village, HI
Resides in: Las Vegas, NV
Position: Executive Chef, Executive Sushi Chef and Chef Consultant

Hosea

Age: 34
Hometown: Taos, NM
Resides in: Boulder, CO
Position: Executive Chef, Jax Fish House, and owner, HZR Culinary Consulting, LLC

Jamie

Age: 30
Hometown: New York, NY
Resides in: San Francisco, CA
Position: Executive Chef, Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

Jeff

Age: 30
Hometown: Niceville, FL
Resides in: Miami, FL
Position: Chef de Cuisine, the DiLido Beach Club

Jill

Age: 28
Hometown: Latrobe, PA
Resides in: Baltimore, MD
Position: Executive Chef, Red Maple

Lauren

Age: 24
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Currently stationed at: Fort Stewart, in Georgia
Position: Chef Tournant, Jag’s Steak and Seafood

Leah

Age: 27
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
Resides in: New York, NY
Position: Sous Chef, Centro Vinoteca

Melissa

Age: 28
Hometown: MD
Resides in: Boulder, CO
Position: Sous Chef, Centro Latin Kitchen and Refreshment Palace

Patrick

Age: 21
Hometown: Quincy, MA
Resides in: Hyde Park, NY
Position: Culinary student

Radhika

Age: 28
Hometown/Resides in: Chicago, IL
Position: Executive Chef, Between Boutique Café & Lounge

Richard

Age: 27
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Resides in: San Diego, CA
Position: Executive Sous Chef, Confidential Restaurant & Loft, San Diego

Stefan

Age: 35
Hometown: Tampere, Finland
Resides in: Santa Monica, CA
Position: Chef, StefansCatering.com

Tom Colicchio

Judge
Hometown: Elizabeth, NJ
Resides in: New York, NY

Padma Lakshmi

Judge
Resides in: New York, NY

Gail Simmons

Judge
Resides in: New York, NY


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