Top Chef, Bravo’s competitive cooking show that’s hosted by legendary judges like Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons and Emeril Lagasse, has built quite a legacy. L.A. alone has fielded a wealth of culinary talent in the show’s 16 seasons, including four champions: Ilan Hall, Michael Voltaggio, Mei Lin, and Brooke Williamson. In total, 14 Top Chef “cheftestants” currently run kitchens at 27 Los Angeles restaurants. Several other chefs are between gigs, successful caterers, moved on from L.A., or no longer cook. This accomplished crew doesn’t even include the 11 L.A. chefs who competed on sister shows Top Chef Masters and Top Chef: Just Desserts, further contributing to the impact. Discover where to find your favorite chefs from the high-drama show.