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“Top Chef” seeks suggestions

By Jessica Yadegaran
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 2:24 pm in Corkheads.

Top Chef on Bravo

Got a call from Bravo yesterday asking for recommendations for the upcoming season six of “Top Chef.” They’re looking for “amazing, innovative and diverse chefs” in the Bay Area. Got any ideas? I suggested Hoss Zare at Zare at the Fly Trap in San Francisco. His resurrection of that restaurant is impressive. His personal story is amazing. And his food is top-notch.

They’re looking for executive chefs, chefs de cuisine and extraordinary sous chefs. Post them here (let’s get some East Bay representation!) or send the chef of your choice to the casting call this Sunday Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ducca Restaurant & Lounge.

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  • http://www.brewedforthought.com Mario (Brewed For Thought)

    Sean Paxton or Bruce Patton.

    Ask them why Garrett Oliver hasn’t made an appearance on this season. They drink his beer in every episode.

  • http://www.wetyourwhistles.com Jinja

    And ask them why their beer pairing episode last season didn’t feature more craft brew :-)

  • http://www.wetyourwhistles.com Jinja

    But I forgot to mention how cool it is that Bravo is asking for recommendations – I do watch Top Chef and I always root for the home team. Got serrrved by Eric at Circa – I was starstruck!

  • http://geistbearbrewing.com Thomas

    I’ll second Sean Paxton or Bruce Paton.

  • Chris

    Sean Paxton and Bruce Paton.

  • http://ibabuzz.com/bottomsup/category/corkheads Jessica

    Good ones, thanks. Asking now and will post back…

  • craig

    one that can cook…and isn’t gay…so far(this season and last) all the ones from this area have made us look bad…

  • George Gutekunst

    David Mahler

    Now cooking at La Cusinga Lodge, Costa Rica.

    http://www.lacusingalodge.com.

    chefofthejungle@yahoo.com

  • George Gutekunst
  • http://www.styleikons.com L. Kovinski

    I wonder what I would ask Mahler if I had the chance to travel back in time and meet him in person.