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'Top Chef Masters' Season 5 winner: Did Douglas Keane, Bryan Voltaggio or Jennifer Jasinski take home the prize?

"Top Chef Masters" Season 5 came down to Bryan Voltaggio, Douglas Keane and Jennifer Jasinski -- who took home the prize and title of Top Chef Master?In the end, the judges declared Douglas Keane the winner, which means the Green Dog Rescue will receive $100,000. The judges cited his "maturity and confidence" in the final meal, saying every bite had purpose and that they couldn't imagine his dishes being any better than they were.In case you're curious, the final meals were:Doug's first course is soup billi biwith white wine, saffron, fennel puree and uni. Doug's second course is soba wrapped ocean trout with ginger dashi and groats. Doug's third course is duck breast with sake-roasted daikon, tamarind, golden pea sprouts and dates. Doug's dessert is black sesame panna cotta, shattered miso custard and green tea matcha.Bryan's first course is groat salad with dungeness crab, asparagus, hen egg custard and chicken skin. Bryan's second course is... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/top-chef-masters-season-5-winner-did-douglas-keane-bryan-voltaggio-or-jennifer-jasinski-take-home-th.html

'Top Chef Masters' Gets A Lesson In Yummy

" Top Chef Masters " has been pretty intense this season. The chefs have already survived Restaurant Wars and a challenge that required them to jump out of a plane -- not to mention curveballs from their sous chefs -- but this week (Wed., Aug. 28 at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo) they'll be facing their toughest critics: Kids.   Read More... http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/6ODt_A8PSD0/top-chef-masters-yo-gabba-gabba_n_3814061.html

'Top Chef Masters' premiere: Battle of the Sous, plus skydiving chefs

The premiere of the fifth season of "Top Chef Masters" launched two big twists at the chefs right out of the gate -- one that will be sticking around and one that was (thankfully) just for the first elimination challenge. The twist for the season is that the sous chefs each chef hand-picked to come work with them will battle it out every week in different competitions and how they do will affect their respective chef, positively or negatively depending.The first sous challenge leaves the chefs having to perform the elimination challenge using all the ingredients the sous used in their challenge -- all while maybe skydiving to the challenge. You see, the chefs can either drive to the challenge and have one hour cook time or skydive there and have two hours cook time. Which is awesome. All the chefs decide to jump except for Doug, since they need the cooking time.Doug, however, ends... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/top-chef-masters-premiere-battle-of-the-sous-plus-skydiving-chefs.html

Top Chef Masters Preview: Gail Simmons on Airplane Jumping, Fast Food and More!

A new season of Top Chef Masters gets underway on Bravo tonight. And while certain aspects of the series will remain the same (Curtis Stone returns as host, for example), there will be at least one significant change: Gail Simmons will take on the role of as head critic. And contestants will be jumping for joy at the outset of season 5... literally! Read More... http://www.tvfanatic.com/2013/07/top-chef-masters-preview-gail-simmons-on-airplane-jumping-fast-f/

Top Chef Masters' Gail Simmons: "It's a More Relaxed Season"

Gail Simmons is moving to the head of the table on Top Chef Masters — the judges' table, that is. The longtime Top Chef judge is the new head critic of Season 5 of Masters (premieres Wednesday, 10/9c, Bravo) which means more Gail, all the time. "I'm there for every challenge now. Just what the world needs!" Simmons jokes to TVGuide.com. "Me in every single episode! What the world was waiting for." Photos: 24 (not-so) guilty pleasures The Food & Wine editor's presence isn't the only change to the show. Season 5, which includes such chefs as David Burke , Douglas Keane and Top Chef: Las Vegas runner-up Bryan Voltaggio , also features a brand new online companion show on BravoTV.com — not unlike Top Chef proper's Last Chance Kitchen — dubbed Battle of the Sous Chefs . Hosted by Hugh Acheson , the show will feature the 13 Masters' right-hand men and women cooking to secure... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Top-Chef-Masters-Premiere-Gail-Simmons-1068192.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Top Chef Spoilers: Details on Masters Season 5 (Starts Tonight With Skydiving!) and New Orleans Season 11

What could be better than more Gail Simmons? The newly pregnant Top Chef judge is now the head judge of Top Chef: Masters, which premieres tonight (Wednesday, July 24) at 10 p.m. on Bravo. One of the competing "Masters" is Top Chef: Las Vegas runner-up Bryan Voltaggio, but Gail told TV Guide she doesn't think that TV experience will give him an advantage. She said overall this is "a very relaxed season" and more casual and friendly than we sometimes see on Top Chef. That said, tonight's... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/jAXcM1lb1qw/2013-07-24-top-chef-spoilers-masters-starts

What's 'Top Chef Masters' Host Curtis Stone's Guilty Pleasure?

"Top Chef Masters" returns July 24 , but fans can get a sneak peek of the upcoming season -- and meet the critics and competing chefs -- at a premiere celebration and tasting event July 16, presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred and Bravo (click here for tickets) . In honor of the occasion, the series' newly married host, Curtis Stone, told us what's to come on his hit show and gave the scoop on his own culinary pleasures. Read More... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/curtis-stone-top-chef-masters_n_3504253.html?utm_hp_ref=tv&ir=TV

Top Chef Masters's Curtis Stone and Lindsay Price Marry in Spain

Top Chef Masters host Curtis Stone is cooking up a family life. He wed Beverly Hills, 90210 star Lindsay Price on Spain's island of Majorca on Saturday, People reports. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Curtis-Stone-Wedding-Lindsay-Price-1066522.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Top Chef Masters' to Return with Web-Only Companion Series 'Battle of the Sous-Chefs' (Video)

Hugh Acheson will host the online show, which will directly affect competition on the main series, debuting July 24.      http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/JL_NDvnrlsM/story01.htm

Meet the Cast of 'Top Chef Masters' Season 5

Check out the 13 chefs competing on Top Chef Masters , which returns for season 5 on Wednesday, July 24 at 10pm on Bravo. Read More... http://www.buddytv.com/slideshows/meet-the-cast-of-top-chef-masters-season-5-1153.aspx
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