You Would Not Believe How Many Top Chef Winners Have Opened — and Closed — Restaurants
Top Chef has had some incredible chefs come through since it started airing on Bravo in 2006. Hosted by Padma Lakshmi and judged by some of the food greats, including Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, the show crowns winners who have gone on to open dozens of restaurants, release numerous cookbooks, and win some of the biggest awards a top chef can earn. Then again, many of them have seen success turn into heartbreak when their restaurants failed to meet expectations.
To refresh your memory on all 15 winners the show has seen, we took a look at what each of them has accomplished since winning the top honor. Keep reading to see them all.