Chris Cosentino is an American celebrity chef and reality television personality known as the winner of Top Chef Masters, a competitor on The Next Iron Chef and for his appearances on Iron Chef America. He is known for his haute cuisine offal dishes.
Chris is the Chef/Partner at Cockscomb and Boccalone Salumeria in San Francisco, as well as Acacia House in Napa Valley and Jackrabbit in Portland, OR.
Chris is an avid cyclist.
Born and raised in Beijing China, Shirley was exposed to international cuisine at an early age.
Shirley attended California Culinary Academy San Francisco. She is trained in classic French and Italian cuisine, worked and opened restaurants for Thomas Keller, Guy Savoy and Mario Batali.
Prior to being a finalist on season 11 of “Top Chef” in New Orleans, she held the Executive Chef Position at China Poblano, by Jose Andres. Recently, Shirley was also a finalist on season 14 of BravoTV's Top Chef.
She is opening her new restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles at the end of 2017. Steamers Co. is a fast-casual, counter service seafood driven restaurant with an oyster bar.
Neal Fraser, chef and owner of multiple restaurant concepts in Los Angeles, started his career in the kitchen at age 20.
Currently, he and his business partner/wife Amy Knoll Fraser own and operate critically acclaimed Redbird; high-volume special events and performing arts venue Vibiana; fast-casual Fritzi Coop at Arts District Brewing Company and in the Farmer’s Market at the Grove.
Neal is an avid cyclist.
Chris grew up in the suburbs of New York City in a large Italian family.
His formal training took place at The Culinary Institute of America, where he graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in 2005.
DiMinno then worked at Telepan Restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and then two years at the iconic restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns, where he focused both his technique and the philosophy that would guide it.
In 2009, DiMinno relocated to Portland, OR, where for five years he held the chef position at Clyde Common, a celebrated Euro-style gastropub in the Ace Hotel.
Chris has recently been tapped to lead the kitchen at Jackrabbit, located in the boutique Duniway hotel, also in Portland, OR.
Chris Kollar is a chef with a particular passion for chocolate. Trained as a savory chef, Chris is a self-taught chocolatier. His inspiration is European classic chocolate making. He has traveled Europe extensively, particularly Switzerland, France, and Italy to study and learn about classic chocolates.
Kollar's incredible chocolate creations have been featured by The Today Show, Forbes, and listed as one of Oprah's Favorite Things.
Chris is an avid cyclist.
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