Top Chef Winners List Of All Seasons

Top Chef winners are an American reality competition which was first aired on Bravo on March 8,2006. This is a great show, which features top chefs who compete against each other in various culinary challenges. There is always a panel of judges who are professional chefs themselves and others are from the food and wine industry. Every episode eliminates one contestant with the finalist taking home the prize and the crown. Magical Elves are the proud sponsors of the show.

Here are the top chef winners of all times

Season 1:  Harold Dieterle

Harold Dieterle

This show ran from March 8, 2006 and ended on May 24, 2006. The winner was Harold Dieterle and the runner up was Tiffani Faison. The winner took home US$100,000, showcased at Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado, a Kenmore Elite kitchen set, and a feature in Food & Wine Magazine. The host for the season was Katie Lee Joel. The judges were Chef Tom Colicchio and food writer Gail Simmons.

Season 2 : Ilan Hall

Ilan Hall

The winner for this season was Ilan Hall with Marcel Vigneron being the run up. The fan’s favorite for this season was Sam Talbot. The show ran from October 18, 2006 and ended on January 31, 2007. The host for the show was Padma Lakshmi  and judges were Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.

Season 3 : Hung Huynh

Hung Huynh

The season kicked off on June 3, 2007 and ended on October 13, 2007. The winner was Hung Huynh, runner up was Dale Levitski, with third place being taken by Casey Thompson. The season favorite was Casey Thompson. The host was Padma Lakshmi with judges being Tom Colicchio,  Gail Simmons and Ted Allen.

Season 4 : Stephanie Izard

Stephanie Izard

Stephanie Izard was the season’s winner with Lisa Fernandes as the runner up and Richard Blais took the third place. Stephanie Izard was the season’s favorite. It started on March 12, 2008 and ended on June 11, 2008. The host was Padma Lakshmi and judges were Tom Coliccho and Ted Allen.

Season 5 Winner : Hosea Rosenberg

Hosea Rosenberg

The winner of season five was Hosea Rosenberg with Stefan Richter being  the runner up. Carla Hall took third place and the season’s favorite was Fabio Viviani. It started airing on November 12, 2008 and ended on March 4, 2009. The host was Padma Lakshmi and the judges were Ted Allen and Tom Coliccho.

Season 6 : Michael Voltaggio

Michael Voltaggio

Michael Voltagio was the winner, Bryan Voltagio runner up and Kevin Gillespie third place. The season’s favorite was Kevin Gillespie. It started airing on August 19, 2009 and ended on December 16, 2009. The host was Padma Lakshmi and the head judge was Tom Coliccho

Season 7 : Kevin Sbraga

Kevin Sbraga

The show started on June 16, 2010 and ended on September 15, 2010. The winner was Kevin Sbraga, 1st runner up Ed Cotton, 2nd runner up Angelo Sosa and season’s favorite was Tiffany Derry. The host was Padma Lakshmi and the judges were Tom Coliccho, Gail Simmons, Emeril Simmons, and Hughes Acheson.

Season 8 : Richard Blais

Richard Blais

The winner was Richard Blais, 1st runner up was Mike Isabella. The season’s favorite was Carla Hall. The show was aired between  December 1, 2010 and April 6, 2011. The host was Padma Lakshmi and the judges were Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Emeril Lagasse, and Hugh Acheson.

Season 9 : Paul Qui

Paul Qui

Paul Qui was crowned the winner with Sarah Grueneberg being the runner up. The season’s favorite was Chris Crary. The show was aired between November 2, 2011 and ended on March 7, 2012.The host was Padma Lakshma with judges being Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Emeril Lagasse, and Hughes Acheson

Season 10 : Kristen Kish

Kristen Kish

The show started on November 7, 2012 and ended on Februar 27, 2013. The winner was Kristen Kish and Brooke Williamson was the runner up. The fan’s favorite was Sheldon Simeon. The host was Padma Lakshma and judges were Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson

Season 11 : Nicholas Elmi

Nicholas Elmi

Nelson Elmi won this season with Nina Compton being the runner up. The season’s favorite was Nina Compton. It was aired between October 2, 2013 and February 5, 2014. The host was Padma Lakshmi and judges were Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Hugh Acheson.

Season 12 : Mei Lin

Mei Lin

The show started on October 15, 2014 and ended on February 11, 2015. The winner was Mei Lin and the runner up was Gregory Gourdet. The host was Padma Lakshmi and the judges were Richard Blais, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, and Hugh Acheson.

Season 13 : Jeremy Ford

Jeremy Ford

The season started on December 2, 2015, and ended on March 17, 2016. The winner was Jeremy Ford and the run up was Amar Santana. The season’s favorite was Isaac Toups. The host was Padma Lakshmi, head judge was Tom Colicchio assisted by judges Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, and Richard Blais. He won $125,000.

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