Apparently, huge names watch reality shows. Right after wowing the judges and the Top Chef fans, season 5 ultimate winner Hosea Rosenberg says no less than Martha Stewart called him.
She wasn't calling me out before this, the Jax Fish House chef says. It's been a helluva ride so far. Well, my life has changed more than I can even measure; I got flown out to New York the day after and haven't been back since.
Hosea also notes the clever editing done on the Bravo reality show, especially how it dealt with his relationship with fellow finalist Stefan, which Top Chef portrayed as lukewarm and civil, at best.
Out rivalry for me was a friendly, healthy rivalry. We respect each other. It's like two good buddies going out on the basketball court going one and one-you want to win. Stefan and I both respect each other's skills. Ultimately I like the guy.
Rivalry or not, Hosea goes home with sweet $100,000 and most importantly, the title of Top Chef for its fifth season.