Top Chef, Bravo’s competitive cooking show that’s hosted by legendary judges Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons, has built quite a legacy. Since the series premiered in 2006, Los Angeles has fielded a wealth of culinary talent, including five champions: Ilan Hall, Stephanie Izard, Michael Voltaggio, Mei Lin and Brooke Williamson. While some former "cheftestants" are between gigs or moved on from LA, Top Chef alums helm kitchens at numerous restaurants across the city. Discover where to enjoy dishes by your favorite chefs from the high-drama series.
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